Blue Souk In Sharjah To Soon Get A Splendid Makeover & It Sounds Pretty Amazing!

Popular amongst the locals, the Sharjah City Municipality has now revealed an ambitious plan for the renovation of the historic site.

by Anupriya Mishra
Blue Souk In Sharjah To Soon Get A Splendid Makeover & It Sounds Pretty Amazing!

There are several places to see in Sharjah, but none of them are as culturally rich as the Central Souq or the Blue Souk. Popular amongst the locals, the Sharjah City Municipality has now revealed an ambitious plan for the renovation of the historic site. Here’s the renovation that’s taking place at this heritage site.

Blue Souk To Undergo Major Redevelopment

 

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In a report by Khaleej Times, it was mentioned that the Sharjah City Municipality is planning to undertake renovation of the Central Souq. Affectionally called the Blue Souk, this is a historic site in the city. As it happens, Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji who is the Director General of Sharjah City Municipality also revealed that the municipality aims to uphold the city’s rich Islamic architectural heritage. It aims to do so while also enhancing service facilities for the people. For those who aren’t aware, Central Souq is famous not only for its distinctive design but also for being a great marketplace.

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What Does The Scope Of Work Include?

 

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The scope of work for this renovation has been designed to extend the building’s lifespan. Moreover, it aims to maintain its status as a heritage and cultural landmark. The renovation includes extensive architectural, civil, and electro-mechanical work. Additionally, internal and external walls will be repainted, and glass and wrought iron on the windows will be renewed. In fact, several structural issues are also being addressed, such as the reorganisation of the rainwater drainage system.

Looking back, the Central Souq opened in 1978. It’s along Khalid Lagoon and is the beacon of architectural brilliance. With blue tiles for cars, this features two main wings, which are connected by picturesque bridges. One thing that overlooks the Khalid Lagoon houses gold and silver shops while the other which faces King Faisal Street is famous for its textiles and Persian carpets. Spread across 80,000 m², it has about 600 shops spread across two levels.

So, once the renovation is complete, the beautiful Blue Souk in Sharjah is bound to draw many more visitors.

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