Ever wanted to buy something but had to hold back because of its heavy price? Perhaps a second hand would have worked. But unfortunately UAE is a country where there are not any shops dedicated to second hand items. You may find online shops but the drawback of those shops is that you don’t get to see the product before buying hence there are chances it might not be what you are seeing in the picture.
Dubai Flea Market
But you can now look forward to buying second hand items from the Dubai Flea Market. It is a market dedicated specially to second hand items only on a non-commercial basis. Individuals can privately buy and sell their stuffs and you have the advantage to see and the check product before purchasing it. You will find all types of second hand items, like furniture, home appliances, garments, electronic items, toys, books, art work, antique items, and accessories and so on. The list is just endless. It should be noted that selling fake items and selling with a commercial intention is strictly prohibited.
Since it is strictly prohibited to sell fake items, you can rely shopping there as you will know that the item you are purchasing is only second hand and not fake. For instance, if you are buying a used iPad, you can be sure that iPad is only used but is still original. This makes it a bit easy since you wouldn’t have to investigate much before buying a product.
Dubai Flea Market is an alternative to the expensive shopping malls. It is held at various places once a month so you have the opportunity to purchase something new and cheap every month. You can buy that home theatre for which you had been saving for months or you could purchase some kitchen appliance to bring comfort to your wife or get your child their favourite gaming console.
The Dubai Flea Market can be found at Al Safa Park on 5th October 2013 from 8 am to 3 pm and Uptown Mirdiff on 11th October 2013 from 2 pm to 7 pm. The flea market can also be found at Za’abeel Hall and Dubai World Trade Centre on the first Saturday of each month. It will also be available at more places in the coming months.
Selling at Dubai Flea Market
The Dubai Flea Market allows you to book a stall where you can exhibit your second hand stuffs for sale purpose. The only requirement is in order to get a stall you need to be a private individual and shouldn’t have any intention to sell on commercial basis. You should avoid trying to promote your business products if incase you own one. Any used material can be sold and handmade craft work can be kept for sale.
The fee to book your stall is AED 270 at Al Safa Park and AED 250 at Al Mirdiff Uptown. The booking of the stall can be done online at www.dubai-fleamarket.com. The stall will include a table, two chairs and an official exhibitor badge.
Though it is assured that no fake products would be sold but even then you have to keep check about the quality of the product yourself because it is you who is investing money into that item so for your own satisfaction and to avoid any disappointment you must check the stuff thoroughly before paying.
The flea market has become a new phenomena in UAE. People are very much crazy about purchasing their desirable materials from the Dubai Flea Market and so should you.