What Is a Car Boot Bazaar UAE ?
A car boot bazaar is similar to a yard bazaar or flea market with the added advantage of being able to sell from your vehicle.
Private individuals load their cars with unwanted goods, clothes, furniture, antiques, toys, books, gifts and whatever else they want rid of and come together to sell their wares out of the boot of the car. It’s as simple as that.
What Can You Buy at a Car Boot Bazaar?
Expect pretty much the same sort of goods that you’d see at a shop.
Rules And Regulation
The issue of what’s legal to sell at car boot bazaars is a question we are frequently asked. We hope that this explanation will help anybody wishing to sell at car boot bazaars to understand how they stand in the eyes of the law.
It is advised not to buy or sell items like irons and electrical fires at car boot bazaars. It is also recommended that plugs are removed from items being sold at car boot bazaars.
It is recommended not to sell nightwear as it may not meet the flammability requirements that traders are required to adhere to. Also, be wary of selling clothes at car boot bazaars that may have potential hazards – such as children’s coats and jackets with hood cords that may cause strangulation.
If you intend to sell toys at car boot bazaars, then always inspect them to ensure they are safe and free of sharp edges and small parts that could cause a choking hazard. Where possible, toys should be with original packaging, guidelines and instructions.
Selling food and beverages at the car boot bazaars is only permitted for authorized sellers.
The following goods are all subject to their own safety standards when sold by traders and particular caution should therefore be applied when selling them at car boot bazaars:
- Paraffin & Oil Heaters
- Prams, Push Chairs and Child’s Car seats
- Heated Blankets
It’s a fact that stolen goods do turn up at car boot bazaars from time to time. If you handle stolen goods, you may well face a more severe penalty than the thief. If you have sold stolen goods at a car boot bazaar, the buyer may legally claim back compensation from you even if you did not know the goods were stolen. Beware of accidently buying stolen goods at car boot bazaars.
Some of the most commonly stolen goods turning up at car boot bazaars are cycles and power tools.
It is also illegal to sell any of the following items at car boot bazaars, and if you are found to be doing so, the items are likely to be confiscated by police and you may face criminal charges.
- Any Counterfeit Goods
- Knives (Sporting or Ornamental)
- Guns (Real, de-activated or replica – inc. gas, air or blank firing)
- Fireworks and ExplosivesIn conjunction with these items, we also do not allow the bazaar of the following items:
- Tobacco or Alcohol.
- Pornographic Media or Materials
- Live Animals (pets or poultry)
- Fuels (Diesel & Petrol)
Selling Medical products is not allowed unless you have a valid licence from Competent authorities.
Fees must be fully paid before entring the Bazaar on the assigned day.
Before you leave, make sure that your place is clean. If not, you will be responsable for any fine.
Buyers and sellers from around the UAE are expected to converge on the emirate of Ajman to take part in a car boot bazaar. Get ready to start haggling!
The event will be held at Ajman next to Ajman City from 6pm to 11pm every Thursday and Friday. To keep the momentum going, the event is intended to expand it operation and reach other emirates.
Q:- Do I need to bring my own table?
A:Yes! If you have access to a table or tables, please always bring your own. We suggest you put your table into your car last so it will be the first thing out of your car. If you definitely need to hire a table please book early and request a table along with a chair at a charge of (50 AED).
Q:- Why can’t I sell or buy before the sale opens to the public and the buyers are let in?
A:We have introduced the no selling or buying before we open to the public for two reasons, the first reason is because people selling do not want to be hassled about the price of items before they have finished setting up their stalls. Then we have also made a commitment to the buyers that they (as buyers) are the first to have a buying opportunity on the great items on sale. We believe this is a very fair rule and it serves the sellers and the buyers very well.
Q:- Do I need to book a space in advance?
A: Yes, you definitely need to book in advance and give us your contact details. We have lots of space at all of our sales, but these are very popular venues, so we may be full on the morning of the sale and if you’re not booked in and confirmed you’re not guaranteed a space. You can book in right up to a few hours before the sale starts, this is best done by the online form on this website.
Why Visit a Car Boot Bazaar UAE ?
Car boot bazaars are proven to be beneficial for society since the rotation of surplus household stock as essential as it prevents waste and disposal costs also produces a small community where thriftiness and entrepreneurship flourish.
But it’s not all about shopping. There is a children’s entertainment area that offers soft play area as well as food and drink stands. So, that’s the kids sorted, too.