Publication: Pop Sugar
Though the old Deira Fish Market was somewhat of a Dubai institution, it officially shut its doors on Monday morning, and has been replaced by the new Waterfront Market near Hamriya Port. The new market– which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, will sell not only fresh fish, but also fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. In the coming months, we can expect to see the opening of coffee shops, a supermarket, restaurants, and other retail outlets. Gulf News reports that vendors at the Deira Fish Market were notified in May that they would need to move to the new location by June 9. Though many expressed that the new market’s higher rents might be troublesome, some admitted that it was worth it for the new facilities, which, when fully open, are expected to draw many more shoppers per day.