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Old Aug 9th 2012, 7:52 am
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Only place I know is the souq half way to Fujairah. Anyone know if they'll be open tomorrow (Friday) morning?

Also, any other recommendations? And I mean cheap.
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 9:41 am
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Do you mean the Friday Market at Masafi? Normally open Friday morning but don't know about during Ramadan.

Have you checked out Carrefour or HyperPanda? They normally have a good selection of cheap rugs.
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Carrefour and Giant have a good selection
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Do you mean the Friday Market at Masafi? Normally open Friday morning but don't know about during Ramadan.

Have you checked out Carrefour or HyperPanda? They normally have a good selection of cheap rugs.
Not sure where, only know its in the mountains on the main road to Fujairah.

Carrefour yes, Panda no. Wasn't impressed with Carrefour: the one I got at Masafi (if that's where it was) was real silk (no, I don't believe it either), about 2m x 1m, which I haggled down to AED 150.

Anyone know how you can tell if its silk or polyester?
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Not sure where, only know its in the mountains on the main road to Fujairah.

Carrefour yes, Panda no. Wasn't impressed with Carrefour: the one I got at Masafi (if that's where it was) was real silk (no, I don't believe it either), about 2m x 1m, which I haggled down to AED 150.

Anyone know how you can tell if its silk or polyester?
150 dhs = polyester
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post

Anyone know how you can tell if its silk or polyester?

The knob test:

- If it felt good and your knob is red raw = silk

- If it felt good and you no longer have a knob = polyester
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Not sure where, only know its in the mountains on the main road to Fujairah.

Carrefour yes, Panda no. Wasn't impressed with Carrefour: the one I got at Masafi (if that's where it was) was real silk (no, I don't believe it either), about 2m x 1m, which I haggled down to AED 150.

Anyone know how you can tell if its silk or polyester?
Simple! Burn a thread...if it crumples and turns to ash it is natural ( silk, cotton) if it melts, it's plastic, polyester.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Not sure where, only know its in the mountains on the main road to Fujairah.

Carrefour yes, Panda no. Wasn't impressed with Carrefour: the one I got at Masafi (if that's where it was) was real silk (no, I don't believe it either), about 2m x 1m, which I haggled down to AED 150.

Anyone know how you can tell if its silk or polyester?
Hang on... you are in the 150Dh budget bracket and you are now bitching over what the material is? Does it matter?
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Bahtatboy- if you rub yourself against it do you get static- if yes its man made fibre if no its natural- or burn it like Alexa said!
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I can see it now:

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Millhouse, you have just reallllllly made me laugh- thank you!
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Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
The knob test:

- If it felt good and your knob is red raw = silk

- If it felt good and you no longer have a knob = polyester
What does it mean if my knob's red but I don't have the carpet yet?
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BB - you can get the same carpets you are talking about at Mina Souk AD and they are made in Belgium! Also the Coop at Mina has a very good carpet place - some cheap and cheerful too.
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What does it mean if my knob's red but I don't have the carpet yet?
you've been rubbing it on the curtains.

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