Deira Heritage Market to open soon in Dubai



An exotic market to sell and buy anything traditional with unique facilities and specifications would adorn the City of Dubai in few days to come.

Construction works have been reaching to its finishing stages whilst the Architectural Heritage Department at Dubai Municipality is busy with preparations for launching of the new Deira Heritage Market in an ever memorable way in the history of Dubai.

Having reviewed the final stages of the projects, Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality has expressed his delight and appreciated the team of Architectural Heritage Department for designing this wonderful traditional market.

‘I hope this to be the traditional business landmark of the country with which the City of Dubai can be proud of its heritage and tradition,’ Lootah said.

The heritage market built in 4,600 m2 at a cost of Dh5.695 million includes 98 shops, a traditional restaurant, cafeteria for traditional snacks, a prayer hall for women, in addition to the internal and external squares for kiosks, folk celebrations and festivals and a Friday market.

It also includes shops dedicated to selling Arabic perfumes, national and Arabic conventional dresses, tools, equipment for land and sea travel, ornaments, coins, jewelry and other products, such as national fronds, handicrafts, old books, carpets, porcelain, ancient weapons, local souvenirs, local sweets, dates, popular cuisine, spices, old photos in addition to a studio to take photos with traditional backgrounds.

Eng. Rashad Bukash, Director of Architectural Heritage Department said the heritage market is expected to be a milestone in the history of the urban development carried out by the civic body in the emirate of Dubai, which would definitely add a new destination for tourists and visitors commemorating the past for generations to come.

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