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

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Two Dirham Shopping in Fujairah

The USA has its Dollar Stores.
Canada has its Loonie and Toonie stores (Canadian nicknames for $1 and $2 coins).
The UK has its Pound Shops
In NZ and Oz they have their Two Buck shops.
Saudi Arabia has its 2 Riyal shops.
India has its 49-99 shops.

You can read all the names used by different countries at the Variety Store web site, which refers to ‘price-point’ retailers that sell inexpensive items such as cleaning supplies, toys and sweets. Unfortunately, over the years as inflation bites they have to raise their prices and they usually do not change their name!

Not to be outdone the United Arab Emirates has joined the Variety Store chain with the establishment of the ‘Two Dirham Center’. I don’t know whether there are others throughout the UAE but this one pictured, is still under construction in the Anajaimat suburb of Fujairah (near the Avenue Shop and the Giant Supermarket).

Geoff Pound

Image: The new ‘Two Dirham Center’.