Kalba Heritage Market: There’s A New Heritage Market In Sharjah & Here’s All About It

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi inaugurated the Kalba Heritage Market on Saturday, December 23.

by Anupriya Mishra
Kalba Heritage Market: There’s A New Heritage Market In Sharjah & Here’s All About It

Recently, the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, who is also the Supreme Council Member, inaugurated the Kalba Heritage Market. Yes, this happened on Saturday, December 23 and this newly open market is located in the Qalaa area on both sides of the Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Al Qasimi Road. It’s no secret that it was recently restored and developed and if you are also wondering about this newly opened market, here’s all about it.

Ruler Of Sharjah Inaugurates Kalba Heritage Market

As the ruler of Sharjah cut the opening ribbon and took a tour of the market, he was followed by several notable dignitaries. There are several commercial shops here that also serve the residents of the city of Kalba and its visitors. Comprising two rows of old shops, there are a total of 104 shops here. Each of the facades is characterised by a heritage imprint, in line with the traditional urban style of the old heart of the city.

The Market Is Divided Into Two Parts

In fact, the market comprises a heritage arcade in front of all the shops that boasts a length of 570 m. These are divided into two different styles of wood and plaster as reported by Sharjah Media. It should be noted that the heritage market is divided in two parts, which include the east of Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Street, spanning across 120 m and the west of the street boasting a length of 470 m. As it happens, the market also provides horseback riding for children, a place to take pictures with Falcons, and even a play area for children. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

What Did The Renovation Process Include?

Kalba Sharjah
Pic credits: X/HHShkDrSultan

The renovation process included the restoration of the old market, the houses, and the old mosque. Not to mention, several commercial shops like restaurants, cafe, perfume, and clothing stores in outlets were also allocated. For those who are wondering, the aim of the project is to revive the old heart of the city, which also includes urban vitalising of the area. So while it preserves authenticity, heritage architectural designs, and elements, it’s also a way to connect with the new generation. As it happens, he also opened Souq Al Jubail, in the Al Bahais area in Kalba. During this, he took a tour of the souq’s markets, the meat and poultry, the seafood, and the fruits and vegetables.

Well, if you are also interested in checking out this newly inaugurated market, don’t forget to do it soon.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/sharjahmedia

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