From Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 7th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), an event that this year, returns to the town’s summer cultural programme.
The Arab Market will take place in the following locations throughout the town: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Plaza de España; in the Real and Santo Domingo de Guzmán streets and in the ‘Jardines del Muro’. Aimed at promoting the town’s beauty and charm, the town hall hopes that this unique event will attract tourists from all over the Coast.
Benalmádena locals and visitors will be able to enjoy the best of Arab culture through its products and traditions. The narrow streets of Benalmádena Pueblo will be dressed in exotic fabrics and traditional Jaimas. Approximately 60 stalls will offer a wonderful choice of Arab products and arts such as spices, clothes, workshops, ceramics, calligraphy or sweet treats. If you also enjoy the exotic tastes of Arab gastronomy, you’ll find teas, Cous-Cous, falafels and other delicacies.
There’s lots of fun entertainment on the event’s programme too: Street Parades and performers; belly dancers; Workshops (archery, pottery, calligraphy), live music, traditional games and fun rides for the little ones!
The Arab Market official opening hours are as follows: From 12:00 pm to Midnight. Please note that from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm many of the stalls will remain closed (it’s too hot!) so it’s best to visit outside of these hours.
Don’t miss this fun and unique event this weekend. Take a trip back in time and experience true Arab culture. Let your senses explode with the aromas of the delicious food and dance to the hypnotic rhythm of the music.
See you at the ‘Zoco’!