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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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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.
At that time, patterned silk was still being produced on hand looms in the suq; now, not only has production almost ceased, at least visibly, but high-quality brocade is hard to find.
The committee visited the Central Market, the Dragon City market, the Muharraq Suq, Suq Waqif, the old Manama Suq, as well some of the major retail malls such as Seef Mall, City Centre Bahrain and The Avenues mall.
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.
The project aims to revitalise old Manama Suq into a trade hub and tourist destination without losing its urban identity.
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".
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.
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.
Ka'abi opens Al-Hareem Suoq in at Ghous Avenue in Muharraq, and affirms support for efforts to set up suqs across the kingdom.
"The market was built to resemble old suqs in Bahrain, it has a beautiful exterior but the inside is chaotic.
He said the ministry is working on developing popular Suqs as part of its strategy and the government's work plan.