Starting today, 27th August, and until Sunday the 30th August, Benalmádena Pueblo (the old town) will host the 5th edition of its Arab Market (Zoco), event that serves as the perfect end to the summer’s 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 25 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.
Theres’s lots of fun entertainment on the events programme too: Street Parades and performers; belly dancers; live music, traditional games, fun rides and donkey rides for the little ones! This year, the Benalmadena Archery School will be offering archery demonstrations and the opportunity for adults and children to try this ancient art.
The Arab Market opening hours are as follows: Mornings from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and afternoons from 6:00pm until the early hours of the morning.
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’!