Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Naif Souk

Some good news...the recently destroyed Naif Souk won't be replaced by a high-rise tower or 'iconic' building.

According to Dubai Municipality the new one will look like this:

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said:
"It will have the theme and spirit of the old souq and will be built following local architectural designs." There will be around 350 shops, almost double the capacity of the destroyed souq. The souq will be a two-storey, air-conditioned building, and will have additional facilities for traders and shoppers.

They say the new souq will be built quickly. "We will bring the hustle and bustle back to Naif Souq by the end of this year."

The story is in Gulf News here.


i*maginate said...

It takes Salik 6 months to work and Dubai Municipality a few days to announce a complex masterplan of a development that burned down a week ago.

Seabee said...

I know. I'm not a conspiracy theorist so I didn't wonder about a complex architectural design being created and finished in about three days after the fire, and everything in place, such as contractors, to be able to confirm that it would be built in six months.
A conspiracy theorist might think that it was all in place before the fire. But not me.

Cairogal said...

Bring the hustle and bustle back to Naif...I don't know a Naif that isn't hustling and bustling. That said, tt would be nice to feel a bit more comfortable as a female to wander the area.

Grumpy Goat said...

I reckon there's a secret government department somewhere whose sole purpose is to think up conspiracy theories and publish them on the internet...