Traditional markets with modern touches celebrating the atmosphere of Ramadan in the UAE

Traditional markets are a destination for many visitors and residents in the UAE during the month of Ramadan, as they have a special atmosphere and architectural designs inspired by the ancient past of the UAE.

These destinations give visitors an atmosphere of warmth and closeness, as many features of simple and rich everyday life meet at the same time: Fabrics, spices, bags, furniture, art and heritage.

Many of these markets have stunning natural scenery, including beaches and waterways, and the visitor can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, as some of them are inspired by the ancient popular European and Arab markets, including the Gulf.

Ramadan Market

Among the most prominent traditional markets that offer a special Ramadan atmosphere to visitors this month is the Ramadan evening market in the village of Al Seef in Abu Dhabi, which includes about 16 shops selling delicious food, souvenirs, accessories, elegant fashion, perfumes, cosmetics and leather. careful.

Ramadan Market also dedicates special and interactive activities for children, as well as live cinema screens with live broadcasts, in addition to authentic traditional shows that give visitors joy, happiness and unforgettable memories, including the stunning “Fire” and Tanoura shows and visitors. can participate in exercise and fitness.

The village walkway known as “The Walk” is decorated with cheerful and vibrant colors in the style of Mediterranean markets, while the market welcomes visitors every day starting at six o’clock in the evening, knowing that the market is one of the most known for buying and selling. entertainment in the capital, and also includes a beauty center, arts and cafes.Innovative, like “Owl Cafe”, which gives visitors the opportunity to take pictures with different types of cupboards.

Karjat El Beri

One of the markets that enjoys an extraordinary participation of visitors and tourists during the month of Ramadan, due to the large offers that specialize Arab, Brazilian and Indian restaurants and cafes for breakfast and individual and group suhoor, is the market Qaryat Al Beri. which is an integral part of the Shangri-La hotel complex in the Khor Al Maqta area of ​​Abu Dhabi.While its architecture intertwines between authentic Arabian style and Venetian splendor.

Souk Qaryat Al Beri is a modern version of traditional Arabic souks, and visitors have the opportunity to navigate through the winding canals of artificial water inside the abras board, knowing that the souk has a special and unique view of the Grand Canal and the Mosque. of the Great Sheikh Zayed in Abu Dhabi.

The market includes many shops and kiosks specializing in the sale of jewelry, accessories, clothing, perfumes, antiques, furniture and carpets. Visitors can also visit art exhibitions held in the market to purchase works of art and paintings that reflect the Emirati heritage features.

One of the most prominent and unique heritage markets in the capital is the “World Trade Center” market, which 10 years ago turned from a popular traditional market into a modern heritage market that mixes classical Arabic architecture with modern design and revives a special atmosphere. from the historic area that was a center for trade and business.

The market offers visitors a wide range of goods and souvenirs, including traditional works of art, henna, spices, jewelry, perfumes, clothing and accessories. On the roof of the market building, visitors can sit in a special and unique garden to enjoy a special family atmosphere or to meet friends for delicious food and cooking.

Al Ain Markets

The city of Al Ain has a unique set of heritage markets, including Al Ain Souk, Al Bawadi, Al Qos and Al Zafarana, and each has its own characteristics, but combines in its ability to transmit the authentic culture and traditions of the Emirates to visitors.

For example, Zafarana market is the desired destination for many people looking for traditional abayas, incense, spices, henna, oud, antiques and heritage petting, while the market is located 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi and reflects the culture and traditions of the Emirates with a modern look . , and the market also includes a private village for women, called “Mobdia Village”, which welcomes women and is also served by women.

As for Souk Al-Bawadi and Souk Al-Qaws, they are located in the open air at the Bawadi Mall Center in Al-Wahat City, and their shops are characterized by a scientific and practical nature and have more than 90 service points. . and a store that sells merchandise and souvenirs, including banks, exchange offices, and travel agencies.

As for the Al Ain market, it is an ideal destination to explore, take the most wonderful photos and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, and has an authentic heritage inspired by the ancient past.

Dubai Markets

On the other hand, many markets, heritage destinations and tourism in Dubai have created a special Ramadan atmosphere that reflects the features of the ancient heritage, customs and traditions of Ramadan in the Arab region, including Arab sessions, camel riding experiences and listening to Arabic storytellers and music, in collaboration with the Ramadan in Dubai campaign launched by the Dubai Festivals and the Retail Corporation.

At the Mall of the Emirates, visitors to the “Ramadaniyat Zaman Awal” market explore the unique customs and traditions of the Gulf and the Arab peoples during that spiritual month. Visitors enjoy many fun activities and workshops, as well as many Iftar and Syfyr dining experiences, and enjoy special packages and offers at the Mall of the Emirates, restaurants and cafes.

As for the market “I Love You Ramadan”, which is located at the Mercato Mall in Dubai, will exhibit most of the Ramadan supplies until tomorrow, Sunday. On the other hand, residents and visitors can head to the Ramadan Iftar tent at Marfa Market, which has about 35 stalls with traditional Arabic products.

Among the markets that reflect a special Ramadan atmosphere is the “Bluewaters” Ramadan market, which offers visitors a variety of local food, Arabic perfumes, antiques and handmade ceramic products, in addition to persimmon products and Arabic coffee.

night market

Among other Ramadan experiences in the modern heritage markets of Dubai, the night market in Dubai collaborates at the Festival City Center and the Ripe by the Bay market, to offer special offers for iftar and suhoor meals, and the event also includes. Arabic entertainment and music sessions.

Ramadan Night Market Al Seif includes special decorations for Ramadan, as it is decorated with Ramadan lanterns and offers its guests a wide variety of Arabic Ramadan sweets and offers its visitors live art shows and activities.

Among the unique historical markets that visitors can enjoy a unique Ramadan atmosphere is Souk Al Bahar in Dubai, whose design was inspired by traditional Arab markets and its visitors enjoy eating delicious breakfasts and suhoor meals while watching the fountain performances of Dubai, as well as the opportunity to buy dates, incense, jewelry, abaya and souvenirs.

market Arsa

As for Sharjah, it is known for its numerous distinctive heritage markets that offer a unique Ramadan atmosphere, the most prominent of which is Souk Al Arsah, which reflects the fragrance of the past and the spirit of the present.

Al-Arsah is one of the oldest known markets in the Emirates. It was, more than half a century ago, a meeting point for the travels of Bedouin traders and their camels loaded with goods.

The market has been restored in recent years including air-conditioned alleys, large wooden doors and coral stone walls adorned with hanging lanterns. Arabian boxes decorated with pearls, copper coffee pots, handicrafts and heritage jewelery, perfumes and incense, handmade clothes, baskets made of palm leaves, medicinal herbs, carpets and souvenirs.

Leave a Comment