KSA’s Souk Okaz gets a new face


August 18, 2019 | By RetailME Bureau

One of the oldest souks in Saudi Arabia, Souk Okaz – near Ta’if – unveiled a new format during the Taif Season – one the festivals aimed at transforming the Kingdom into a global tourist destination.

The restructuring of Souk okaz included the introduction of the Arab Neighborhood, featuring pavilions showcasing 11 Arab countries and a number of historically-themed areas, such as markets, Okaz nights and a language and culture square. Other available facilities include restaurants and cafés, an area dedicated to families and the main theatre.

The infrastructure of Souk Okaz was restructured to enhance the visitor experience and create a correlation between the elements and components of the market to boost tourism. Taif Season is aiming to attract more than one million visitors, highlighting the region’s clement weather and positioning it as the Arab summer resort destination.

The restructuring and rebuilding of Souk Okaz involved the contribution of 14 Saudi engineers, who worked for 90 days from design to completion. Saudi technicians also contributed to the implementation and operation of many events. The engineers who worked on the project expressed their happiness with the experience, which has developed their knowledge and capabilities as they worked to expand the operational space and service facilities in the market three-fold.

Comments

comments

Previous Article Next Article

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



Nando’s has revealed their revamped Sheikh Zayed Road outlet where newcomers and 

Continue Reading

July 8, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

UAE-based Al Maya Group announced that it will be boosting import of 

Continue Reading

June 24, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based grocery retail chain, Grandiose has opened its first hypermarket in Abu 

Continue Reading

June 2, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand 

Continue Reading

March 31, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the 

Continue Reading

March 9, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Almarai, Carrefour, Emirates have the most loyal customers

UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th 

Continue Reading

February 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based  Lulu Group recently inaugurated its first-ever all-female staff store in Jeddah, 

Continue Reading

February 15, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Jones the grocer

Jones the Grocer, the gourmet grocer and cheese retailer launches the Jones 

Continue Reading

February 1, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets is hosting a two-week food festival at select 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By Lawrence Pinto

Locally-owned supermarket Spinneys has launched its ‘Power of Plants’ initiative in the 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Cookit

Carrefour UAE has launched “Cookit Yourself” — a curated recipe box created 

Continue Reading

January 5, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine