Abu Dhabi citizens to experience unique shopping experience in newly renovated fish market

A recently renovated fish market which offers a unique shopping experience has been launched in the Mina Zayed district of Abu Dhabi.

A recently renovated fish market which offers a unique shopping experience has been launched in the Mina Zayed district of Abu Dhabi.

The fish market comprises eight restaurants and 44 fish cleaning stations with commercial spaces and services. Besides a supermarket, there are also 104 fresh fish stalls, 8 dry fish stalls, four vegetables and fruit stalls, and three commercial kiosks.


The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) announced on Monday, July 25, the market’s opening in partnership with Modern Properties, the real developer behind the renovation.

The Project goes as per the best international standards for the development of community markets and provides the best facilities and services for shop owners. The new market gives a unique shopping experience with the design incorporating themes linked to the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fishing trade and holds the history of over forty years of the fish market.

The Director General of Operations Affairs at the Department of Municipalities and Transport, Dr Salem Al Kaabi, stated that the new venue shows the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fish trading and fishing industry, well-known in the region. DMT believes preserving cultural elements to be an essential part of the country’s urban development strategy to get sustainable development.

The newly opened fish market will no doubt be a major attraction for the visitors and residents of the emirate because of its design, apart from its contribution to the growth of businesses related to the fish market.

The Director of Delivery at Modon Properties, Ahmed Al Sheikh Al Zaabi, stated that the construction at the Mina Zayed redevelopment project is going on in full swing, and the Project is predicted to be finished within the prescribed timeframe.

The Mina Zayed redevelopment project comprises renovating the commercial spaces and markets. In addition to updating the fishers’ port, the project further includes rebuilding the fish market, fruit and vegetable market, carpet market, meat market, wholesale market and dates market.

Tariq Saeed

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