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
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)