Sharjah's Souq Al Jubail attracts over 2m visitors during first half of 2022 - GulfToday

Sharjah's Souq Al Jubail attracts over 2m visitors during first half of 2022


An aerial view of Souq Al Jubail in Sharjah.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Souq Al Jubail, a project of Sharjah Asset Management Company, investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, received more than 2,205,876 (2.2 million) visitors during the first half of 2022.

Sales volumes in the fish section of the Souq during the six months period reached 2,086 tonnes, while volume of sales of fruits and vegetables was 2,711 tonnes.

Talal Mohamed, Director of Souq Al Jubail, said: “Year after year, Souq Al Jubail continues to witness an increasing turnout from visitors and shoppers. We have received visitors not only from within the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE as a whole, but international shoppers as well. Since its inception in 2015, the Souq has succeeded in elevating its status as one of the most important markets at the state and regional level. As an iconic tourist attraction that entices visitors from across the globe, Sharjah Asset Management works diligently to enhance the national presence of Souq Al Jubail through close follow-up and continuous development at various levels, and providing facilities that make the Souq a vibrant shopping and entertainment destination.”

The Director added: “We are pleased with the volume of turnout and sales, which is largely due to the integrated services and value the Souq provides to its customers. Fresh consumer products that meet the demands of customers, whether in the fish department, the vegetables and fruits department, or the meat department, along with continuous development in the type of services and catering to feedback and ideas presented by visitors ensures constant developments and enhancements. The Souq’s reputation as a customer’s first choice for shopping has a seen great strides.”

Humaid Al Aleeli, Acting Director of the Hospitality Sector at Sharjah Asset Management Company, said: “The fish section at Souq Al Jubail has shown to be extremely popular among shoppers and market visitors, due to the variety of fresh local and imported fish options available throughout the year for purchase.

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