A number of historic commercial buildings located in Muharraq’s traditional market area form part of the heritage site and its narrative.
A group of three ‘amarat of the Fakhro family, originally a boat and timber trader family, is found immediately to the west of the Siyadi Shops. Of these, the two northern ‘amarat were initially owned by Ali Rashid Fakhro.
‘Amarat Ali Rashid Fakhro (I) is a shop and storehouse complex operated by the Fakhro family from the 1890s. Two massive doors, one at each end, provide equal access to the storehouse from the former market and the seashore. The building still houses one of Muharraq’s longest continuously operating coffee shops, the Qahwat Bu Khalaf, an important social institution in the market precinct during the pearling era.
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