New Market, Dhaka

New Market is one of the most famous and old markets in Dhaka city. It was established in 1958 by Dhaka City Corporation. It is a two-storied building within a triangular shape. There are about 480 stores in this market. The centre of New Market has a beautiful mosque surrounded by shops selling home & family products, sarii, clothes, shoes, books, stationary, jewelry, fast food, electronic products and kitchen products. New Market has three gates and is almost twenty acres in area. The main customers are middle class women and students. About 20-30 thousand customer come here everyday. On national holy days about 40-50 thousand peoples gather here. Tuesday is the holiday. New Market opens at 9:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm. New Market was the first modern shopping centre in Dhaka city. In addition to the shops, the streets are full of hawkers selling a huge variety of things and are well patronized. New Super Market is the extension of New Market. It is famous for low price home and family products. In many cases these are well-made fake foreign products and people are happy to buy foreign products at such low prices.