Al Souk Al Kabir

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Al Souk Al Kabir

السوق الكبير
Community
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
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
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateDubai
CityDubai
Established1890s
Area
 • Total0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population
[1] (2000)
 • Total26,405
Community number312

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 with 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.

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