New Sharjah tourist spot: Kalba Heritage Market now open

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New Sharjah tourist spot: Kalba Heritage Market now open

The Kalba Heritage Market is now open to visitors, with development of its surrounding areas now complete.

The new tourist spot in Sharjah has inaugurated by Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Saturday (December 23).

The Kalba Heritage Market consists of two rows of old shops, with a total of 104 shops, whose facades are characterised by a heritage imprint in the traditional urban style of Sharjah.

The market also contains a heritage arcade in front of all the shops, with a length of 570 metres, in two different styles of wood and plaster, and arches of an architectural characteristic. The heritage market is divided into two parts, east of Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Street, with a length of 120 metres, and west of the street, with a length of 470 metres.

Restoration of the old market and its surrounding areas also include renovation of traditional houses and the old mosque, and the allocation of various commercial shops such as restaurants, cafés, and perfume and clothing stores and outlets.

The project, which aims to revive the old heart of the city, included urban vitalising of the area while preserving the authenticity, heritage architectural designs and elements, and traditional building materials to mimic the ancient architectural style of the area to connect the new generation to their past and heritage, and enhance social cohesion and belonging to the place.

The market has been fitted out with a number of public and health services and facilities, along with developing the area’s infrastructure and paving all the roads surrounding it. It includes 473 parking lots surrounding it from various locations, and the front and back streets, to facilitate visitors’ access to the various shopping and entertainment areas.

The market was also provided with a horse riding track for children and a place to take pictures with falcons, and a play area for children. The valley passing near the market has also been cleaned and paved with natural stones that were brought from the Kalba Mountains. Two rows of palm trees have also been planted on both sides of the valley. ICA/Expat Media


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