Masafi: Fruits and Vegetables Market
Masafi Market is also a great place to buy fruits, vegetables and garden plants.
Most of the fruits is imported (mainly served by Bangladeshis), but some of the vegetables are grown locally. The pottery is based on local designs.
Reductions of between 50 and 80% are not uncommon if you test your bargaining skills! The Friday market is also great place for picking up indigenous handcrafted terracotta pots and planters.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Fujairah on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 25° 17' 30.03" N 56° 6' 53.84" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Masafi Fruits and Vegetables Market.
Safeer and Lulus: If you love 'nicknacks'
Both Safeer supermarkets and Lulus department store carry a wide range of all things domestic. If we lived in the UAE and wanted to furnish our home then these are the two shops to visit.
From ornaments, to tea services, from bedding to HI-fi's, from clothes to shoes. All at very cheap prices.
The fresh food is both good and cheap too. Imported luxuries such as Cadburys chocolate and such like cost more but local made or grown produce is so cheap its untrue.
We bought a cooked whole chicken, 4 x 500ml bottles of mineral, crisps, cakes, bread and a few other things and it cost less than £4.
In Lulus foyer, there are 2 perfume shops. The one on the left of the entrance has a large range of both mens and ladies perfumes at very very realistic prices. Most are oil, not alcohol based, so are better value than at first sight.
What to buy: Gifts, clothes, perfumes, cigarettes, computer products, mobile phones, gold.
What to pay: Very little!
We took £500 in UAD currency for the two of us for 2 weeks and brought £350 home. That works out at only £5.75 a day each including food... and we love food!
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