Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 17 January 2020

Mina Zayed Port: 13 photos of Abu Dhabi's veteran souq vendors

Some of these men and women have worked in the area for decades

Abu Dhabi is home to a number of marketplaces, but the best and most bustling are in the Mina Zayed Port area, or Al Mina. This is where customers can find a number of traditional-style souqs, each a short walk away from one another, selling a huge variety of goods from fruit and vegetables to carpets and fish.

Our photographer visited the home appliances and kitchenware market, where some of the vendors have worked for decades, and customers continue to flock back to year after year.

Look through the gallery above to more of Al Mina.

Major redevelopment is ongoing in this area, as Abu Dhabi's historic port and traditional markets are freshened up. The work began this summer and are expected to last a few years. Redevelopment of the wider Mina Zayed area, including its traditional markets, has been loosely planned for years, but Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, approved a huge new development plan in February last year.

The redevelopment includes a new marina, a cultural quarter around the arts centre, Warehouse 421, and an overhaul of the traditional markets.

Updated: December 13, 2019 09:47 AM

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