Dubai's Waterfront Market Looks Better Than Many International Airports

Waterfront market replaces Deira Fish Market.

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20 June 2017

Dubai's Waterfront Food Market

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Dubai is now home to perhaps the classiest food market of the world.

Last week, the city bid adieu to one of its oldest attractions, Deira Fish Market but this sad news was quickly eclipsed by the brand new opening of the Waterfront Market near Hamriya Port.

Bigger, better, cleaner with a lot more than just seafood to offer, Waterfront Market looks like a foodie's version of paradise.

It’s like food shopping in a classy shopping mall with no seafood odour.

The state-of-the-art facility, located on Al Khaleej Road spreads over more than 100,000 square metres.

The fishermen and traders from Deira Fish Market have been asked to move their businesses to the new facility. They will be soon be joined by butchers, fresh vegetables, fruits and dried goods merchants.

The building is well-equipped with air-conditioning, odour control, covered parking facilities and stricter hygiene regulations. It also includes beverage outlets, retail stores, hypermarket and a multipurpose hall.

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The Waterfront Market is expected to serve an estimated 500,000 visitors per month.

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The smooth transition from Deira Fish Market is expected to be completed before July 9th, 2017.

The project, owned by Ithra Dubai LLC, aims to improve efficiency and lead to less waste of produce with chillers and freezer facilities for vegetables, fish and meat.

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A fresher, cleaner and more hygienic environment was appreciated by the traders at the new fish market's recent tour.

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Excited to visit? Watch this interesting time lapse video of the market till it opens for public.

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