Dubai-aites now have a new place to explore this weekend! Souk Al Marfa, the new waterfront souk and marketplace by Nakheel is now open. The souk features 400 stores across various categories, giving shopaholics a whole new experience. As of now, the first phase of the souk is open. When open fully, it will be the UAE’s largest wholesale souq. Read on to know more.
Shop For Carpets, Lights, Spices, Fashion & Much More
Strategically located at Deira Islands, the fully air-conditioned souk is a centralised, one-stop-shop, stretching 1.9 kilometres along the waterfront. Dubai’s residents and visitors can shop for a huge range of items, including carpets, lights, spices, fashion, electronics and more.
Besides, foodies can relish lip smacking Thai food at the Thai Market offering, and also shop for handicraft, and clothing. Souk Al Marfa also features Mohideen supermarket and a range of fast-food restaurants. Designed as an indoor marketplace, Souk Al Marfa brings together businesses from local and international backgrounds in the form of small kiosks, retail stores, showrooms, and street food markets, at the first retail destination on Deira Islands.
Located at Deira Islands, a stone’s throw from Dubai’s oldest and most traditional trading hub, Souk Al Marfa is within easy reach of the Riu Dubai and the soon-to-open Centara Mirage Deira Islands Beach Resort. It is also easily accessible from other parts of Dubai, Sharjah and the northern emirates.
Souk Al Marfa has 4,000 onsite parking spots, and public transport is readily available, with free RTA buses from Gold Souk daily from 6am to 11pm until 1 September, after which regular fares will apply.
Visitors can also enjoy free shuttle buses to and from key Deira hotels – Hyatt Regency, ibis Dubai, Pullman Creek, and Sheraton Creek – every two hours from 9.30 until 8.30 pm.
Omar Khoory, Chief Assets & Hospitality Officer at Nakheel, said “Souk Al Marfa provides affordable growth opportunities to traders across the country, with the potential to ship and import directly to its shops and pavilions, and promises a diverse, large-scale shopping experience for customers.”