The area of traditional markets is not considered the only focus of the only marketing which received the population of Mosul and its region . but the functional and structural exchanges have faced the city especially after the expansion of its size and area . but many commercial focuses which appear in Mosul city especially the commercial market of al Zahra quarter after 1986.
The variation in the pattern and the distribution of the marketing center in al Zahra quarter requires the city geography researchers to do distinct work through analyzing such a geography to focus on determining its locations by studying its geographicall distribution and to try determining the levels of its importance which services the goals of urban planning when trying to plan for it inside urban space .
The commercial market of al Zahra contains 230 functional units and patterns the shops of sale and purchase are dominant over other patterns that about 172 commercial shops with 47,8 % the percentage from the total of shops is then the service shops which reach to 36 commercial shops and their percentage from the total shops ,Finally the other patterns from only just 9,5% from the total of the commercial shops in the markets.