Dh400M facelift for Dubai market
dubai — The Dubai Municipality has announced a Dh400-million facelift for the Fruits and Vegetable market in Al Warsan.
The project aims to satisfy the needs of the market’s supply, display, sales, distribution and import of fruits and vegetables.
Khalid Mohammed Sharif Al Awadhi, assistant director-general for environment and public health at the municipality, said a committee has been formed to carry out the renovation. The municipality has held meetings with vendors to discuss challenges to be addressed during renovation.
Juma Al Fuqae, director of the municipality’s assets management department, said the new development will provide larger areas for loading and unloading of goods, parking areas for trucks and safer display and distribution of food items in temperaturecontrolled settings. The renovated market will also offer specialised tracks for cars, bicycles and pedestrians while developing a framework that organises the market’s activities and gathers waste. “We will also separate tracks between trucks and other cars. Our plan focuses on ensuring smooth flow of traffic outside and inside the market, and providing underground hydraulic waste containers,” said Al Fuqae.
The market, which occupies 990,330 square metres, had its two existing wholesale yards expanded by 50 per cent, in addition to a new yard that has been constructed for wholesales with an area of 11,940 square meters to accommodate the market growth and high numbers of trucks.
An artist impression of the Al Warsan market after renovation. —