(MENAFN - Arab News) The traditional ambience of al-rashid qaisariya (old traditional souk) draws many residents and visitors of the eastern province especially during weekends festivals and holidays and has become a heritage landmark among the attractions of alkhobar
The qaisariya has various shops cafes designed with a traditional theme that take visitors back in time to the historical past of saudi arabia.
The general manager of al-rashid mall fouad al-fakhiri said that 'the best description of al-rashid qaisariya is that it is a 'time machine" that takes you in the blink of an eye to our old and beautiful history.
He said 'most stores and shops choose modern themes with trendy merchandise and a touch of technology.
Customers are so used to the modern style that it is an eye-opener to move into the very different world presented in al-rashid qaisariya.
'it is a microcosm of our old markets especially al-ahsa qaisariya souk and contains 80 shops in an area of 8000 square meters" he added
The uniqueness of the market lies in its mud walls the wooden doors with iron motifs old windows and the ceilings built from the trunks of palm trees. even the goods on sale are carefully chosen to maintain the historical theme of the market.