Modon Properties opens new fish market in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed district

The new market aims to offer a unique shopping experience, with the design incorporating themes associated with the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fishing trade

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Modon Properties has announced the opening of its new fish market in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed district, in collaboration with the DMT.

In a statement, the developer said the new fish market is poised to be a distinct destination in Abu Dhabi’s portfolio of historic landmarks. It explained that the project follows the best international standards for developing community markets and provides the best services and facilities for shop owners.

The new market aims to offer a unique shopping experience, with the design incorporating themes associated to the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fishing trade, while also preserving the fish market’s history of more than forty years.

Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Operations Affairs at the Department of Municipalities and Transport said, “The new venue reflects the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s fish trading and fishing industry, which is well-known in the region. DMT considers the preservation of cultural elements to be an integral part of the emirate’s urban development strategy to achieve sustainable development.”

In early November 2020, the second phase of the Mina Zayed renovation project was launched by DMT.

He continued, “The newly opened fish market will undoubtedly be a significant attraction for the residents and visitors of the emirate due to its design, apart from contributing to the growth of businesses related to the fish market.”

The new market features eight restaurants and 44 fish cleaning stations, and commercial spaces and services. In addition to a supermarket with a variety of services, there are 104 fresh fish stalls, eight dry fish stalls, four fruits and vegetables stalls, and three commercial kiosks.

Ahmed Al Sheikh Al Zaabi, Director of Delivery at Modon Properties added, “Construction at the Mina Zayed re-development project is proceeding in full swing, and the project is expected to be completed within the specified timeframe.”

“A key part of Modon’s real estate strategy is to integrate advanced architectural techniques in all of its projects and align with Abu Dhabi’s sustainable development goals. We will continue to deliver modern experiences tailored to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi and help bolster its reputation as the best place to live, work, and visit.”

In late November 2020, Modon Properties set a new Guinness World Record with the demolition of the Mina Plaza towers in Abu Dhabi.

The Mina Zayed redevelopment project includes renovating the markets and commercial spaces. In addition to revamping the fishers’ port, the project includes the renovation of the fish market, fruit and vegetable market, meat market, carpet market, dates market, and the wholesale market.

H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, approved development plans for the Mina Zayed Fisherman’s Wharf project during a tour of the area that included a visit to the newly opened Fish Market.

His Highness inspected the facilities and amenities of the new project, which are part of a larger development plan for the Mina Zayed area and reflect Abu Dhabi’s heritage as a port city. During his visit, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed reviewed the project’s masterplan which includes a new plant, fruit and vegetable market, specialised markets for meat, carpets, dates, spices, antiques, books, food and beverage outlets, and a wholesale market.

During the tour of the newly opened Fish Market, he was briefed on the project’s adherence to the highest standards of modern construction and the implementation of world-class services and facilities for shop owners, fishermen and customers. He also received updates on how the interior design incorporates themes associated with the Abu Dhabi’s fishing trade and preserves the identity and authenticity of the original fish market’s history of more than 40 years.

In early January 2023, Modon Properties launched a new desert destination in Liwa, Abu Dhabi.

The Mina Zayed redevelopment project is being led by Modon Properties, and the revitalisation of Mina Zayed – one of the emirate’s most historic landmarks – is said to be a reflection of Abu Dhabi’s ongoing economic diversification strategy. It will bolster the socio-economic progress of the emirate and reinforce Abu Dhabi’s global position as a key destination for trade and commerce, the developer concluded.

0 0 votes
Article Rating


Most Popular

To Top
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x