Metropole Shahrah-e-Faisal

Metropole Shahrah-e-Faisal

Metropole Shahrah-e-Faisal is the prestigious locations in Karachi when it comes to co-work sharing. If you are from Karachi you have definitely heard of the word Metropole. You always wonder what it looks like in its heyday.

CoVurc has partnered with for their co-work sharing offices at Metropole location. However, before we talk about the offices and WorkHall; let’s talk about the location and the importance of it.

Metropole History

Metropole building was erected by Cyrus Minwalla. The land was donated by the Dinshaw family. The building was erected in 1954. Now, the building is owned by Habibullah Khan, a billionaire.

Did you know that Dizzie Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer, played in this building?

Metropole Surrounding Businesses

If you are a history craving person; you will love this location. You have to understand one thing though that it was one of the finest 5-star hotel in the beginning. This location is also famous for travel companies. Several major western airlines in the past have used Metropole for their crew stay.

In the surroundings, you will find airline agents, chartered plane companies, rent-a-car companies, hand-made Afghan carpets, travel store and more.

At current moment, you will find a street library. Of course, no one sits there in the scorching sun to read a book. However, it’s a good initiative to make a habit of reading.

You really can’t miss Zaibunnisa Street. At one time back in history; this was the prestigious business market place. At current moment, modern malls have taken its place.

All Pakistan Women Association (APWA)

Behind the Metropole, there is an APWA building. It used to be an old office. They have moved though to a new location. APWA was founded by Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan. Her husband was the first prime minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

As a history buff, I like to explore Karachi either high posh areas or poverty-ridden areas. I like to walk among the colonial-era commercial areas that includes Saddar, Zaibunnisa Street, Preedy Street, Avari Hotel, Abdullah Haroon Road, Club Road, Quaid-e-Azam House Museum, etc.

Why so special about Metropole Shahrah-e-Faisal?


It’s a pure center of the Karachi city. The east side of the Metropole, Shahrah-e-Faisal is he Jinnah International Airport and Pakistan Steel Mill. The west side has beautiful Sandspit Beach. In the north, you will find residential and industrial area including M. A. Jinnah Road and Jinnah, Empress Market in Saddar and Mazar-e-Quaid (Jinnah’s Mausoleum). In the south, you will find DHA and Clifton area connected to Sea View area.

All these are roughly about 10 Km radius from the Metropole Shahrah-e-Faisal.

Business Rush Hours

No doubt that modern day business rush hours are pain and adds huge pollution to the environment. The morning rush hour can be between 8 am till 10 am and evening rush hour will be between 5 pm and 8 pm. Don’t forget if the weather conditions are tough.

Metropole is a cornerstone of heritage. The building identity has been changing during the course of the years.


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