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 (so͞ok, sho͞ok)
Variant of souk.
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(Physiology) a variant spelling of souk1
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or suk or suq

(suk, ʃuk)

(in North Africa and the Middle East) a market or marketplace.
[1920–30; < Arabic suq]
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Behind Bab Al Bahrain is the ancient Manama Suq. The traditional suq includes a vibrant collection of shops offering a wide range of goods from textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as more modern products from all over the world.
Speaking to the GDN, traders welcomed the government initiative for the Old Manama Suq which is popular as the country's trading heartland for the last 150 years.
Manama: When word started to spread seven months ago that Abdul Qadir Cafe, nestled in the old Suq of the Bahraini capital Manama, was to close down, few people believed it would really happen.
This figure is seen as the heir of the ancient Hellenic agoranomos who had been adopted in oriental Hellenistic civilization (the rabb suq in pre-Islamic Palmyra) and whom the Muslims made their own.
"Manama Suq stands as a symbol of long-standing trading heritage," he said, stressing the need to revitalise the market so that it could regain its status as a crucial pillar of the national economy.
The (suq kuriya) website said the UAE has drawn the attention of Korean people through its participation at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, which concluded recently.
Dato' Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia said, "We are honoured to have this innovative platform recognised as it further cements our commitment in making Bursa Suq Al-Sila' the choice platform for financial institutions seeking financing and liquidity management tools.
Earlier, Nassiriya Local authorities imposed a curfew on the southern city as a precaution against any possible acts of violence after the events occurred in Suq al-Sheiokh district last night," Lieutenant-Colonel Sadeq al-Musharafawi, Nassiriya police spokesman, told VOI.
A proposal spearheaded by MP Ahmed Al Salloom, who is also board member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), aims to tackle heavy congestion and pollution at the Old Manama Suq, which was known as the country's trading heartland for the last 150 years.
STENDEN University Qatar (SUQ) reached another important milestone as The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) granted full accreditation to two of its Bachelor's Degree programmes, namely, the Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism Management and the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management.
More than anything else, Suq's location blew me away.