Dubai: Dubai Municipality, in coordination with RIPE Fresh, has organised a market for organic products in Safa Park which kicks off on Friday.

This comes within the initiatives of Dubai Municipality to achieve its environmental, health and social goals, creating a city that provides the essence of success and the comfort of sustainable living.

Abdul Karim Julfar, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department, said that the market will open on a weekly basis in the winter until June 2014, and organic products like eggs, jam, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and craft products such as jewellery, clothing and paintings will be sold.

“All these products are from local farms, licensed and accredited by the Ministry of Environment and Water. A total of 70 merchants will participate in the market,” Julfar said.

“The department organises initiatives like this and other environmental, health and social events in parks to raise environmental and health awareness among visitors,” he said.