Dubai Flea Market is a second hand market where private individuals with non-commercial intention SELL & BUY everything used, from household items, home appliances, furniture, textile, ceramics, electrical equipment, toys, games, books, DVD’s, clothes, antiques, accessories etc. and handcraft.
Dubai is well known for having the best of everything. With the advent of shopping malls and pop up shops, people tend to buy more and more stuff that most of the time are often left unused and just accumulates dust in their homes. There are also times when people just buy clothes or gadgets on impulse because of huge markdowns from their original prices. But whatever your reason is for acquiring such things, if you have goods that you don’t need but can still be put to good use, why not sell it in a flea market?
The Dubai Flea Market has been around for a long time. I have heard of it already when I first came to Dubai in 2012. All throughout summer, the venue is usually indoors like the World Trade Centre or a space inside a mall. During this time when it’s about to transition to the cooler months, it usually is set in open areas like the Zabeel Park.
If you want to sell and book a table, all you have to do is pay a participation fee of AED290 and you will be provided a long table to display your items and 2 chairs. Just register online via their website, click here and follow the instructions. You will then be assigned a table number but they follow a “First come, first served” policy so it’s a good idea to come in early to be able to choose a good spot.
At the Dubai Flea Market, you will see a variety of nationalities selling their items. Most of the goods that are sold here are clothes but if you are dedicated and can sift through the piles of stuff, you can actually find some good pieces at rock bottom prices. I saw some sellers letting go of their prized possession for as low as AED5 and that is a steal.
I also like the idea of parents selling their stuff with their kids in tow. At an early age, they are already teaching their children the value of money and somehow instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in them.
The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is evidently true when you come visit one of the flea markets. The look on every buyer as they find an item that they like is priceless. I believe it’s a win-win situation for both buyers and sellers because sellers can at least get something from the things they consider junk and the buyer can buy something for a low price for an item they never thought they needed.
The next Dubai Flea Market is scheduled on October 14, 2016 at the Cedre Shopping Centre in Silicon Oasis. It’s a night market from 6:00pm-11:00pm and there is no entrance fee for visitors.
To find out where the upcoming location is of the next Dubai Flea Market, check out their website by clicking on this link.