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Masafi Market

Description

Masafi is a village located on the edge of the Hajar Mountains in Fujairah. It developed along the old unpaved road which ran from Fujairah to Dubai via Sharjah. The village is actually divided in to two parts with the larger section belonging to the emirate of Fujairah and the smaller belonging to the emirate of Ras al Khaimah. The name "Masafi" is Arabic for "pure water". The village is well known for its natural springs. In fact Masafi is also the name of the Gulf's leading natural mineral water producer, which is located near the village. Masafi is famous for its Friday Market - A market, called the Masafi Friday Market or Souq al Juma, as it is known locally, even though it is open seven days a week, is found on the Dubai-Fujairah road as you approach Masafi. The main items to bargain for are rugs, earthenware, antiques and souvenirs. This is a great place to buy carpets, mats, etc.

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Masafi is famous for its Friday Market - A market, called the Masafi Friday Market or Souq al Juma, as it is known locally, even though it is open seven days a week, is found on the Dubai-Fujairah road as you approach Masafi. The main items to bargain for are rugs, earthenware, antiques and souvenirs. This is a great place to buy carpets, mats, etc.

Useful Information

There is a road linking Dibba with Fujairah, which runs parallel to the Gulf. On the side of the road lie coastal villages such as Dhidana, Bidiya, Merbah and Sharam. On the other side Dibba is connected with Masafi by a road up to Fujairah-Masafi highway, which also links with the Fujairah-Dhaid-Sharjah dual carriageway. Dibba is reputed of its relics and historical places, including tombs and implements dating back to the 7th millennium B.C. Archaeological finds have revealed that the area was inhabited by man since the Stone Age. In the 3rd millennium B.C. Dibba was a commercial centre frequented by the Phoenicians, masters of the sea at that era.