Have you got loads of stuff you don’t want? I’m not talking about what you may have acquired via an unfortunate 3am “leave before the lights come on” encounter in Barasti, I mean like clothes and other stuff which you are just hoarding for no particular reason.

Get yourself down to the Dubai Flea Market armed with a couple of suitcases loaded up with some old crap, and you’ll be amazed at what you come away with. I’m talking about money. And a few bruises. But mainly I’m talking about money.

Dubai Flea Market is a one for only those with second hand merchandise. None of the Karama crew is allowed in with their ‘H’ belts, faux-leather handbags, or whatever other knock-off stuff they have at that time, it’s just purely you versus the hoards of very demanding bargain hunters.

As a shopper, I’ve got to say it wouldn’t be for me. But if you’re selling you will be mobbed the second you step into the place. This is a sellers market. When we went, we sold out of everything in about an hour, it’s basically a free for all.

They will buy anything, old electrical equipment, your worn out clothes, DVD’s, furniture, you name it, you’ll sell it. There are four different sites where the Flea Market pops up. I couldn’t really tell you which one is the best one, it would be almost impossible for me to think there’d be any difference whatsoever, but trust me, if you need some space clearing, there’s no point dumping it down the garbage chute when in a couple of hours you could sell the lot and come away from it with a couple of grand. I’ve seen it happen.

Here’s when and where the next ones are on:

Zabeel Flea Market

Sell At The Dubai Flea Market-Zabeel

First Saturday of each month – October until May

8am until 3pm

Sellers need to get there for 8am

Zabeel Park

Sellers Fee: 270AED

Entrance Fee: 5AED

Uptown Mirdiff Flea Market

Sell At The Dubai Flea Market-Mirdif

Second Friday of each month – October until May

2pm until 7pm

Sellers need to arrive between 12pm and 2pm

Promenade Courtyard

Sellers Fee: 270AED

Entrance Fee: Nothing

IBN Battuta Mall Flea Market

Sell At The Dubai Flea Market-IBN

Second Saturday of each month – October until May

IBN Battuta Mall, P3 car park

Sellers need to arrive between 11am and 1pm

1pm-5pm

Sellers Fee: 270AED

Entrance Fee: Nothing

Jumeirah Lake Towers Flea Market

Sell At The Dubai Flea Market-JLT

Third Saturday of each month – October until May

JLT Park

Sellers need to arrive between 11am – 1pm

1pm – 5pm

Sellers Fee: 270AED

Entrance Fee: Nothing

You might think that paying 270AED is a bit much to get a stand (well, table), but these venues are literally rammed the whole time, and people will honestly buy anything. It’s quite mad really.

Obviously it all grinds to a halt for the summer, but that just gives you a chance to stockpile more stuff you don’t need/want ready to go for it when it cools down again.

Get yourself down there, I promise you’ll be surprised at how well you do.

Here’s their website: http://www.dubai-fleamarket.com