Friday Market

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The Friday Market in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, is often referred to as the Central Souk or the Souk Al Markazi.

Every Friday, which in the UAE corresponds to the weekend, is held.

Both locals and visitors enjoy visiting the market, which is well-known for its vast selection of products, including traditional fabrics, spices, apparel, jewelry, souvenirs, and local handicrafts.

The market is a fantastic location to get a taste of the local culture and see how people live in Fujairah. Visitors can discover numerous street food sellers selling traditional cuisine as well as numerous local farmers' markets selling fresh produce.

A classic Middle Eastern market atmosphere may be experienced here in addition to finding unique and traditional goods.


Shop for traditional goods:

  • Visitors can find many street vendors with traditional dishes and local farmers selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Traditional textiles: You can find a wide variety of fabrics such as carpets, rugs, and shawls. These textiles are made from high-quality materials and are often handmade by local artisans.
  • Spices: The market is known for its wide variety of herbs, such as saffron, turmeric, cumin, and cardamom. These spices are used in traditional Middle Eastern cuisine and can make a great souvenir or gift.
  • Traditional clothing: Visitors can find traditional clothing such as the Thobe, Ghutra, and Agal, worn by men in the UAE.
  • Jewelry: You can find a wide variety of traditional jewelry made from gold and silver, such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Some jewelry is also decorated with precious stones like pearls and diamonds.

Experience the local culture: The market is a great place to experience the local culture and observe the daily life of Fujairah residents. Visitors can interact with the locals, learn about their customs and try traditional foods.

Take in the atmosphere: The atmosphere is lively, vibrant, and colorful, with vendors calling out to attract customers, the smell of traditional food and spices, and the sound of haggling and bargaining. The market is a great place to relax and enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere of the market; visitors can take their time and wander around the market, admire the traditional goods and enjoy the local culture.

Take pictures and souvenirs: The market is a great place to take photos of the traditional goods and local people. Visitors can also buy souvenirs to take home as a reminder of their visit.

Enjoy local street food: Visitors can find many street food vendors with traditional dishes; it's a great opportunity to try local cuisine and specialties. arket:

  • Shawarma: This popular street food consists of meat (usually chicken or lamb) that is slow-cooked on a spit, shaved off, and wrapped in pita bread with vegetables and sauces.
  • Falafel: This is a popular vegetarian dish made of ground chickpeas or fava beans shaped into balls, patties, and deep-fried. They are usually served on pita bread with vegetables and sauces.
  • Kebab: Kebab is a popular dish made of grilled meat, usually lamb, chicken, or beef, served on skewers with vegetables and sauces.
  • Hummus: Hummus is a popular dip made of mashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. It is often served with pita bread or vegetables.
  • imageDuration Required
    4 hours

Address of Friday Market

Al Dhaid Street - Souq Al Jumʻah - Fujairah - United Arab Emirates

Opening & Closing time of Friday Market

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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