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an open-air market in an Arabian city

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It is being implemented based on a study that aims to breathe new life into the suq and turn Bab Al Bahrain into Bahrain's very own Trafalgar Square.
Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al-Khalifa said that a comprehensive plan had been endorsed to develop the old Manama Suq in cooperation with the private sector, represented by the (BCCI) Old Suqs Development Committee and other concerned parties.
Thick plumes of black smoke covered the sky, causing panic among motorists and shoppers who gathered near the entrance of the suq, which restricted access for firemen and police, added the sources.
Suq Al Buhair, located in East Riffa, is of close proximity to a number of commercial and residential areas along with educational and medical businesses.
He underlined the Premier's directives, instructing relevant authorities to start work on revamping Muharraq traditional suq so as traders could exercise their activities and meet people's needs.
The new layout will focus on bringing pedestrians to the suq by making it highly accessible with inviting shops.
New designs are still being reviewed by the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry, which wants to turn the suq into a tourist destination similar to the ones in Manama and Muharraq.
The idea behind the Pearl Route project is to take visitors on a physical tour of Muharraq that tells the story of the pearl diving industry, starting at the seafront, winding through the old streets of Muharraq and the suq along the way.
Jum bin Ahmed Al-Kbi has today inaugurated Hunainya Suq.
They discussed revamping heritage markets, particularly the Al Qaysariya market in Muharraq and the Old Manama suq.
In recognition of HRH Premier's initiative to shoulder the debts of 590 traders affected by the blaze which gutted the Isa Town Suq, the Suq Committee organizes rally in the suq's vicinity to thank HRH Prime Minister.
FIRE ripped through one of the biggest suqs in Bahrain yesterday, destroying four popular shops and causing long tailbacks for nearly two hours.
He said the ministry is working on developing popular Suqs as part of its strategy and the government's work plan.
While neighbouring countries like Qatar and Oman or Dubai have made their old suqs lively centres for people and tourists to visit and shop, Bahrain's old suq has become a place for rats and cats.
TRADERS with stalls in Bahrain's traditional markets and suqs have been branded "uninsurable".