Al Souk Al Kabir

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Al Souk Al Kabir
السوق الكبير
United Arab Emirates community
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Established 1890s
Area
 • Total 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population [1] (2000)
 • Total 26,405
Community number 312
Coordinates 25°15′44″N 55°17′40″E / 25.26216°N 55.29436°E / 25.26216; 55.29436Coordinates: 25°15′44″N 55°17′40″E / 25.26216°N 55.29436°E / 25.26216; 55.29436

Al Souk Al Kabir (Arabic: السوق الكبير‎), also referred to as Souk Al Kabir or Meena Bazaar, is a community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Souk Al Kabir is located in the area of Bur Dubai and is one of the oldest residential areas in the city and houses a predominantly South Asian population, restaurants and shops. The locality, referred to as Meena Bazaar by the local Pakistani and Indian community, also encompasses the historic Al Bastakiya district of Dubai.

Al Souk Al Kabir, literally meaning The Big Market, saw an influx of traders from India in the early 20th century who eventually settled in the area.

Important landmarks in Al Souk Al Kabir include the Al Bastakiya district, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum, Bank of Baroda and the Hindu temple of Dubai.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Existing Population and Future Holding Capacities in Dubai Urban Area (2000). Dubai Healthcare City. 2000