I like to put markets on my list of places to tour in a city and the Fujairah markets (souqs or souks) are no exception.
I prefer markets over malls, plain old markets rather than super or hypermarkets.
I love to see traders going about their daily work and people haggling as they buy fruit, vegetables and fish in the way they have been doing so for years.
One touches something very basic about the local culture when you see fresh fish being examined, selected, gutted, purchased and taken away for cooking that evening.
The Ministry of the Economy has been conducting an inspection of the Fujairah markets during Ramadan 2010. Take a look at this video to see the aspects they have been checking.
Following this inspection is probably the best time to shop at the souqs—when the prices are clearly marked and the costs are fair.
Fujairah Souq Location
The central souqs in Fujairah have been marked on this Google Map:
View Fujairah Souqs in a larger map
Fujairah Tourist Night Souk, FIF.
Fujairah Friday Market, FIF and TGI Friday Market at Fujairah, FIF.
Image: “One touches something very basic about the local culture when you see fresh fish being examined, selected, gutted, purchased and taken away for cooking that evening.”
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