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souk

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(in Muslim countries, esp North Africa and the Middle East) an open-air marketplace
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When rain falls, the sewage system in Qibbeh and Dahr al-Megher overflows and floods the souks.
Dans les souks hebdomadaires de la wilaya de Sidi Bel Abbes, notamment ceux de Ben Badis et Lamtar, le decor est le meme.
Detailing the underlying objectives of staging community souks, Al Junaibi said: These souks offer families with limited incomes an opportunity to improve their earnings and develop diverse income sources through practicing retail activities, particularly in traditional and local handicrafts.
Yemeni writer Ali Al-Murki says there were more than 50 large souks in the Old City at one time, but many have been consolidated.
Young and old people merrily converge to socialize the local coffee shops, archeological houses, or the old Souk in the ancient district of Bab Al-Bahrain where the office of the late Ruler of Bahrain, His Majesty Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, superbly and loftily stands over the horizon as it now retrieves its prestigious place and assumes a new functional role alongside with the Data Center and the offices of the Arab Tourism and the International Tourism organizations have been inaugurated in the building of Bab Al-Bahrain.
Another taxi ride across the creek takes you to the covered Fish Souk, where workers gut and fillet their daily catch of grouper, king fish, shark, snapper, crabs, shrimps and more.
We stayed in the Mellah area of Marrakech, the old Jewish quarter to the south-east of the souks and Djemma el-Fna.
In most instances, the souk was primarily for local traders to display and sell their wares to the local populace and usually it is a venerable old place from times long before shopping became a mall ritual.
The souk got its particular name because it was the only souk open till late at night, unlike other souks in the region, which closed at the sunset.
The creek-side area of Dubai is steeped in history and we've enjoyed the tour and textile souk immensely EoAC" we still have some of Abu Dhabi's cultural heritage to look forward to.
DIWANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: A short circuit caused a huge fire in a souk (outdoor market) in central Diwaniya on Friday, leaving one person killed and four others with burns and causing material damage, a medic said.
Summary: ABU DHABI u The New Souk which will form part of the Central Market project of Aldar Properties in Abu Dhabi will be opened in the middle of this year.