Dubai announces the return of the annual "Ramadan Souq" on Saturday

The annual 'Ramadan Souq' is set to make its return on Saturday, February 17, at the historic Old Municipality Street in Deira, marking a beloved tradition in Dubai heralding the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

Hosted by Dubai Municipality, the Ramadan Souq will run until March 9, operating daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will offer a diverse array of items and gadgets essential for Ramadan preparations, catering to personal and household needs. Additionally, special products for celebrating 'Hag Al Laila' will be available, along with a variety of events, live entertainment shows, and engaging activities for children.

The initiative is not only aimed at bolstering tourism and commercial activities but also at showcasing traditional markets and preserving the heritage and authenticity associated with Ramadan preparations, as emphasized by Dubai Municipality.

The historical markets of Deira hold significant importance as traditional commercial hubs, with roots dating back to the 19th century. Through restoration, rehabilitation, and classification based on their types, these markets have maintained their relevance in modern times.

Among these marketplaces, one stands out: the Grand Souq, sometimes called the Al Dhalam Souq or the Darkness Market, and renowned for its wide variety of goods. When it comes to cooking utensils, the Plates Market is your best bet. As for men's clothes and Souq Al Manazer, they provide a wide variety of commodities.

In addition to a wide variety of goods, the Al-Matarih Market is a haven for traditional tikki, or cushions and armchairs. There are a number of other marketplaces in the vicinity, such as those for food, maritime instruments, textiles (Souq Al Khilak), perfume, and gold (the world-famous gold market).

Dubai Municipality's efforts to revive and promote traditional markets align with its commitment to preserving cultural heritage and promoting authentic experiences for residents and visitors alike. The Ramadan Souq serves as a testament to Dubai's rich cultural tapestry and its dedication to celebrating and honoring traditions associated with significant occasions like Ramadan.

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