Souk Al Arsah a haven for antique lovers

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Old souks that adorn the Rolla area in Sharjah are a haven for antique collectors as they can find their trophy at bargain prices.
Out of many scattered in the area with their own uniqueness, one such is Souk Al Arsah located in the Heart of Sharjah. It has been renovated into a traditional marketplace with a high wooden roof, small but long alleys and shops on both sides selling every kind of antique item.
The souk has been in the same place for decades and is known as one of the oldest marketplaces in the country. It was once used as a meeting place for Bedouins while catering for the needs of their camels at the same time.
Multiple renovations by the authorities in the last couple of years to bring back the traditional bazaar experience for visitors resulted in the whole market becoming a traditional Arabesque souk. Now the market with dozens of shops seems new with shining wooden doors, glass windows and paved small but bright alleys.
Talking to Gulf Today, a group of shopkeepers admired the facilities that have been provided by the authorities to benefit them and where visitors, mostly foreigners, throng daily to pick antique pieces.
Thamer M Amir, an Iraqi dealer in the market, has been part…
-Published At Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on April 23, 2019.

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