Sharjah: Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has inaugurated the Kalba Heritage Market, which is located in the Qalaa area on both sides of Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Al Qasimi Road.
Sheikh Sultan was received by Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Head of the Office of the Ruler in the city of Khorfakkan, Sheikh Haitham bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Head of the Office of the Ruler in the city of Kalba, and several senior officials, heads of government departments and bodies, and notables from the region.
After cutting the ribbon to open the market officially, the Ruler of Sharjah took a tour around the numerous businesses that cater to the locals and tourists of Kalba, adding something unique to the city’s social, recreational, and economic offerings.
The market’s renovation process was then explained to him, including how the old market, houses, and mosque were being restored as well as how different commercial establishments like eateries, cafés, and outlets for clothing and perfume were being distributed.
To revitalize the city’s old heart, the project included urban revitalization while maintaining authenticity, traditional building materials to imitate the area’s ancient architectural style, and heritage architectural designs and elements to connect the younger generation to the area’s past and heritage and foster social cohesion and a sense of belonging.
During his tour, the Ruler of Sharjah saw some marine artistic performances. He also visited the exhibition accompanying the Sharjah Old Cars Club, reviewing its most prominent contents and learning about the specifications and history of cars.