Dubai: Dubai Municipality will launch the Ramadan Souq event at Old Municipality Street in Deira on 5th March 2023 to welcome the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
The event, which is scheduled to run every day from 10 AM to 8 PM until 15th March 2023, aims to preserve the unique traditions, heritage, and customs of Ramadan preparations, in addition to promoting the traditional markets and products while drawing investors to these markets.
Mr. Mansoor Abdulnoor Al Rais, Director of the Architectural Heritage Department at Dubai Municipality, remarked that, “We are pleased to launch the Ramadan Souq, an entertainment event reflecting the heritage, traditions, authenticity, and customs of preparing for the holy month of Ramadan in the Emirate of Dubai. The concept of the market is similar to the old markets in the emirate, which once served as a destination for families to meet their domestic and personal requirements while preparing for the holy month.”
“The Municipality is committed to organising such events and activities to celebrate the holy month. The event welcomes citizens, residents, visitors, and tourists to visit and explore a wide variety of gifts, apparels, and food products as well as participate in a unique shopping experience and activities throughout the ten days of the event,” Mr. Al Rais added.
The event will feature a mini souq in addition to a traditional souq. The mini souq will consist of 20 kiosks, while around 15 kiosks will be allocated for shops on Old Municipality Street and five stalls for supporting local Emirati initiatives. Additionally, it will also include all the requirements for Ramadan and Haq Al Laila, along with several public and entertainment services, food trucks serving up local and traditional cuisines, as well as live events for children from 4 PM to 8 PM.
The markets such as the Grand Souq Deira, one of the oldest markets in Dubai, witness numerous families flocking to purchase goods for their houses as well as for their personal needs, including traditional male and female apparel, gold, antiques, pillows, utensils, perfumes, marine tools, food items such as spices and condiments, and many more.