Over the years, Khadda Market has become a one- stop shopping option for residents of DHA, as well as for people across Karachi. Although it is popular all year round, the market becomes a hub of activity during Ramadan.
Ramadan and Eid essentials… Ami’s continues to be the supermarket of choice for many people, and given its popularity, it has expanded recently and does roaring business on any given day.
There, you can pick up all your Ramadan essentials, be it chaat masala or besan for your dahi baray, a bottle of rosewater and anything else you can think of. Make a stop at one of the art galleries or home stores if you’re looking for ways to spruce up your home in time for Eid.
Sustenance and maintenance…. Treat yourself should be the official tagline for Khadda Market given number of beauty parlors, salons and foodie joints there.
Manicures, pedicures, massages and the hair styling services are a sure- fire way to ensure regular grooming and pampering, while the foodie venues, be it dhaabas or eateries, such as Chop Chop wok, hot ‘N spicy or Indus Biryani, offer iftar and sehri deals. Remember a fresh meethi lassi or a fruit juice from Rahat Juice respectively is treats you must not miss out on, not to mention gulab jamuns and rasmalai from one of the mithai shops.
Books, toys, flowers and more…. If all of this wasn’t enough, several book and stationery shops and stores dealing in electronic appliances, computers accessories, mobile phones, toys and art supplies also have a presence. Not to mention florists, clothing and tailoring shops.
The real estate take…. Khadda market is completely built-up. Commercial property option includes standalone shops and office and retail space. Property prices and rentals increase by nine to 11% every year and are among the highest in DHA.
In a nutshell… surrounded by quiet residential pockets with streets lined with lignum trees and home to all the aforementioned, Khadda Market is a reason to love Karachi.
By Hakim Faiz