Shaikh Mohammad studies model of the new fish market. The new facility, expected to be completed in 2009, will have more than 200 shops. Abu Dhabi (WAM) Abu Dhabi is to get the Gulf region's largest fish market costing Dhl billion. A model of the new fish market was studied by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday. Shaikh Mohammad stressed the importance of such projects in pushing ahead with the economic development in the emirate, which seeks to enhance its leading position under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The market, spread. Over 1.8 million square feet, will have more than 200 shops, a hypermarket and restaurants conforming to international standards. It is expected to be completed in 2009, and will be built to international quality, safety and occupational health standards.
The new market project will be established over an area owned by Mubadala Development Company in down town Abu Dhabi . Yusuffali, chairman of the board of the Lulu Hypermarket Group and Line Investment Company, the developer and operator of the project, said: "The project is the first of its kind in the Gulf region and it will meet all the requirements of Abu Dhabi 's residents. " Construction has begun in accordance with the directives of Shaikh Khalifa. The fish market will be easily accessible and will have a parking lot that can accommodate 3,500 cars. Shoppers will also have a chance to savour fresh fish cuisine at the restaurant corner in the market and buy all their requirements of fish, vegetables and meat. The function was attended by Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, in addition to senior officials.