Libyan PM al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi says there can be no solution to the Libyan crisis until NATO stops its bombing campaign.
In Souq al-Juma'ah many stores are closed, but local businessmen say people are still spending.
The international media is taken to the Tripoli district of Souq al-Juma'ah to see the lights still on.
With gasoline in short supply other forms of transport are making a comeback in the Libyan capital.
On the street people are reluctant to speak publicly about the country's civil war.
The alleyways of Souq al-Juma'ah scene of fighting between protesters and pro-Qaddafi forces in February.
In Souq al-Juma'ah electricity has been patchy for the past two weeks.
Shoppers wait in line to buy bread in a Tripoli suburb where anti-Qaddafi marches occureded earlier in the year.
Residents living in Tripoli have seen their fuel supplies being heavily rationed, food prices rising conspicuously and the country’s electricity grid is failing, leaving many Libyans without power in daytime temperatures approaching 104 degrees. But some politicians, like Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, say, "We are happy that these Libyan cities and towns are getting so much attention daily by the world’s media – it will be good for our tourism industry.”