Abu Dhabi fish market to go

ABU DHABI — The fish market in Abu Dhabi, one of the landmarks of the capital city, has been marked for demolition.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:57 PM

According to sources at Abu Dhabi Municipalities and Agriculture Department, shop owners at the market, situated in the city centre next to Khalifa Mosque, have received notices to vacate their shops. A deadline of July 15 has been given.

The market which offers meat, fish, fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices is within easy reach for many residents as compared to most of the main streets in Abu Dhabi. It will be the second important market to go this year, after the demolition of the Old Souk, another landmark of the city being replaced by a modern shopping centre.

The sources said the fish market may be shifted to Madinat Zayed which has already been crammed by shops relocated from the Old Souk. Another alternative is to relocate the market to the Mina Zayed area, next to the Fishermen Association’s building, where an old Fish Market already exists.

A modern shopping centre or a hotel may replace the present fish market, the sources said.

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