Supporting The Dubai Community


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The coronavirus outbreak has and is still creating tragic outcomes all over the world.


The Middle team would like to express our thoughts and prayers to the deceased and condolences to their families and loved ones. Dubai is a city very dear to The Middle team as it is where our founders be-friended each other, grew up, laughed, cried, sweated and so on. Living through the pandemic in Dubai, The Middle team has witnessed the economic hardships people are facing. Thus we would like to use our platform to promote small/local businesses and organizations which need our help. It should be noted that this page is not sponsored or paid for by any of the businesses mentioned.


Please feel free to support the list of small/local businesses by promoting their pages, donating to them or buying their products/services.



Stop And Help



Stop And Help was founded by Heather in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in the hopes to support community members most hit by the pandemic. This initiative is a kindness exchange program where people within the UAE are connected to people who are in need of supplies such as baby bottles, food, school supplies etc. Heather describes the initiative as a movement to drive kindness deep into communities creating a better understanding and a kinder society.” If you scroll through their social media pages and blog you can see the vast amount of people they have helped.. With families struggling worldwide due to a loss of income etc. this initiative is something The Middle team are very proud to write and share. Please do take the time to scroll through their website and socials to see how you can help with their easy to navigate registry.




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Shop Local DXB




Shop local dxb is a website dedicated to promoting local businesses ranging from restaurants, art galleries, leisure/fitness activities and entertainment hubs. Majority of the shops found in the directory are located at Alserkal Avenue. An art centric space, Alserkal Avenue brings creative initiatives to the public with curated art exhibitions and events from the art community. The positive ambience of the space is sure to boost your creativity. We definitely encourage scrolling through their aesthetically displayed directory of “home grown companies based in Dubai” !



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The Ripe Market




The Ripe Market is a unique shopping hotspot you must visit when you are tired of seeing the abundance of malls hosting the same shops. Found in multiple locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this community event hosts pop-up stores, activities for kids, group workouts and workshops. The Ripe Market “is all about bringing the community together” through supporting local businesses and providing “a platform for young, talented artisans in the UAE to grow and develop”.


Make sure to check out The Ripe Markets social media accounts for locations, dates and timings!



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Twitter



The Middle is a platform which encourages a community of readers and writers to share their perspectives and voices. This means we want to hear from YOU. Are there other businesses, people, organizations that need help? How are you supporting the Dubai community? Comment down below!


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