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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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The project aims to revitalise old Manama Suq into a trade hub and tourist destination without losing its urban identity.
Urban and Old Suqs development expert Hank Dittmar staged a presentation on plans to revamp Manama Suq and turn it into a trade hub and tourism destination without losing its urban identity.
Sixty-five Civil Defence personnel, 18 fire engines and three water tankers were dispatched to the old Muharraq suq, where firemen fought the blaze for around three hours, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Yet there are still lively suqs and quarters in both Damascus and Aleppo.
Amlak, the real estate investment arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), plans to transform the existing Suq Al Buhair into a modern "mixed-use market".
Information Affairs Minister Isa bin Abdulrahman Al-Hamadi stressed HRH the Premier's keenness on promoting suqs, owing to their vital economic and social role.
Amlak, the real estate investment arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), said it was handling the project to develop Suq Al Buhair.
The GDN reported last month on a government proposal to bulldoze the popular weekend flea market within the Isa Town Traditional Market complex, with plans to expand the suq to make it more appealing to tourists.
Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa visited the old Muharraq Suq and the Pearl Route project with a delegation from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) led by Old Suq committee chairman and BCCI board member Khalid Rashid Al Zayani.
He stressed the importance of suqs in serving citizens and boosting the economic activity across Bahrain, in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa.
Shaikha Mai said the revamping process will be carried out within a comprehensive plan to maintain the identity of these iconic suqs and revive their pivotal role.
Ka'abi opens Al-Hareem Suoq in at Ghous Avenue in Muharraq, and affirms support for efforts to set up suqs across the kingdom.