Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Visit Fujairah for Good Cheap Carpets

This is part of an irregular round up of blog postings (in the last month or so) about Fujairah, to write about why people visit this eastern city and emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Great Place to Buy Carpets
One Dubai blog writer wrote these comments in one posting:

We… took a road trip to Fujairah yesterday.

I didn't expect to run into some carpet shops there and wasn't expecting to buy anything but the carpets were dirt cheap (relatively)! They must have been at least 3 times cheaper than what you're get in Dubai.

I finally found the ideal carpets for the "alleyways" of my apartment that were about 2m x 0.7m in size and costing 150 Dirhams each. However since a whole lot of us were getting stuff, we managed to bargain this down to 120 Dirhams. They were silk carpets. Very nice to the touch. I'm definitely coming back soon for the larger varieties!

Now normally on most weekends, I'd wish for them to pass as slow as possible. But for this one, I didn't mind if it ended too soon.

In a later posting he posted this photo (attached) of a carpet vendor with some more words and photos

Friday Market
The exact location of this carpet market is not clear but it looks very much like the popular Friday Market.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Carpet Vendor (at Fujairah’s Friday Market?) (Photo courtesy of Tdunhaveafancycatchyblogname: Life in Dubai)

1 comment:

Carpet Sunshine Coast said...

It is wonderful of you to share this essential information. You really made a great deal on that carpet, I am sure that the quality is great and very durable. Not only that it is a good souvenir from UAE but a remembrance of a great buy as well.