View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Car Cleaning Costs in the UAE

Further to the recent Fujairah Food Shopping List, there are one or two other shopping costs that might be good to mention.

While the roads are of a good standard in the UAE, there is lots of dust that blows around, resulting in the need for your car to be cleaned regularly.

The modern service stations have automatic car washing facilities, which I have not had any experience of in the UAE. There are other, more sophisticated places where you can give your car an additional paint-cutting or waxing service.

There are many car wash and polishing facilities where you can get your car cleaned by hand.

Pictured in the photo is Alam from Chittagong, Bangladesh. He and his team do an excellent job at our local car cleaners in Faseel, Fujairah. They work from 9.00am to 11.00pm every day of the week for not much money.

Admittedly, my car is small, but the cost of getting it cleaned inside and outside, with shampooing, vacuuming, polishing, new paper mats and the tyres blackened is only Dh15.00. Another car wash outlet that opened up less than a kilometer away (towards the beach) was charging only Dh10 but they have recently gone out of business. It would be interesting to compare Fujairah prices with other centres around the UAE.

Geoff Pound

Image: Clean car, Alam and the Hani Cars Polishing Business, Faseel, Fujairah.