New fish market opens in Dubai

Publication: Gulf news

Region: UAE

Dubai: Shutters came down on Deira Fish Market, one of Dubai’s old town relics, following the opening of Waterfront Market on Monday.

Located near Hamriya Port, the Waterfront Market replaces the old market, offering fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables.

The market will soon see the opening of coffee shops, restaurants, a supermarket and other retail outlets.

Opening its doors to shoppers on Sunday, only the fish section of the new market is currently open, with a handful of stalls doing business. More vendors are in the process of taking up the stalls.

In May, the vendors at Deira Fish Market received a notice to move their businesses to the Waterfront Market by June 9. Following this, many vendors while speaking to Gulf News, expressed their inability to move due to higher rents at the new market.