Built by Dubai Municipality with a built-up area of 27,011 Square Meters – the project was completed in 2013. Established market in Bur Dubai area, in the most active areas of Dubai’s core – the big market area is close to al Fahidi museum in Bur Dubai.
It’s a trading entertaining complex that forms a new standard of sustainability. The Al Fahidi Market approaches the best shopping centers in the Emirate despite of being a traditional market, composed of different shops, and specialized fabric shops. The market is well designed with the latest techniques and systems to conserve energy and water. The energy preservation has reached 50% which reaches to 75 kilowatt hour/m² yearly, whereas water preservation has reached up to 20%.
Al Fahidi Traditional Souq in Dubai is open for leasing and the market includes specific areas for different types of trade activities. The public auction for leasing different types of shops and facilities in Al Fahidi Traditional Souq started from June 2013. This mega projects of the civic body has 100 per cent of green building specifications that are strictly applied in sync with international standards and specifications. The market cost Dh50.5 million and is spread over 27,000 square metres, resembles Souq Naif in Deira in terms of its traditional architecture with a combination of the ancient and modern. The mega market allocates specific areas for different types of trade activities, such as food, fabrics, toys, handicrafts, traditional products and gold.
The unique project aims to promote the small trade activities of the local community which do not require a big amount of capital and create new job opportunities. Al Fahidi Souq also is one of the highly famed tourist attractions in the country. The Souq in Bur Dubai provides 302 parking places in the basement, and includes 232 commercial shop on the ground and first floors, 32 booths outdoors and indoors, in addition to other public services such as toilets, children’s play areas and prayer rooms.
The market is composed of a basement that includes 300 parking to serve the visitors, and renters. The ground and first floor contain shops, restaurants, services area, and a partial green roof.
Daily: 10:00 – 23:00
Al Fahidi Market Dubai
Al Souk Al Kabeer area, Bur Dubai
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 221 5555
Photo courtesy: www.dm.gov.ae/projects/al-fahidi-market/
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