Enclosed market, shielded from the heat of the sun. Originally, they were little more than streets with tarpaulins spanning them to provide shade. Contemporary suqs have evolved into full-fledged buildings constructed as interior shopping promenades. <P> The suqs often lie adjacent to common bazaars. Booth space in a suq is like other official land in the Islands: provided by grant to a particular merchant house or landlord, who may in turn lease the space to individual merchants.