Hassad Food, Qatar’s premier investor in the food sector, has said the Um Salal Central Market has become an integrated marketing platform for all basic commodities, thus aimed at contributing to achieve food security as well as support local products.
The central market offers all basic commodities such as meat, fish, and vegetables to serve the needs of all categories (traders, producers, and consumers).
The vegetable section at Umm Slal Central Market
The Um Salal Central Market spans over 70,000 sqm and is located at the intersection of modern and central highways (Al Majd and Al Shamal), which connects the market directly to the main ports in Al Wakra, Al Ruwais, Al Khor and Doha, that supplies nearly 80% of the fish to the market.
Hassad has fully developed the fish market inside Um Salal Central Market according to the latest international standards.
The market currently spans over 3,300 sqm and includes 62 fish shops, an auction yard on 2,100 sqm, as well as fish cleaning section, visitors waiting area, and an ice factory to meet the needs of traders.
Mubarak al-Sahuti, executive director (Business Relations), Hassad Food, said the market is the result of the fruitful co-operation between it and the Ministry of Municipality.
"This co-operation is a model for successful strategic integrations between state institutions," he said.
The ministry has recently inaugurated the local products’ yard in Um Salal Central Market, while Aswaq for Food Facilities Management (a subsidiary of Hassad) developed and fully equipped the yard; which extends over 1,800 sqm and includes 44 counters dedicated to selling local produce.
In line with Hassad’s plan to support local breeders; the company dedicated a suitable space within the market, to hold an auction for owners of livestock productive farms.
Moreover, the central market includes a private slaughterhouse with a production capacity of up to 1,000 heads per day (under the management of Widam Food), in addition to livestock barns, vegetables and fruits shops, multi-service shops, cold stores, supermarket, mosque, and a number of administrative offices.