Talk a journey through the forts, alleys, oasis water channels, door ways, hallways, and arabesque concrete walls of United Arab Emirates.
Dubai is a relatively new city but a lot of their architecture is unique with Middle Eastern Influences. At Dubai Mall’s indoor Souk, you get the perception of walking through the halls of an egyptian market. The architecture replicates an ancient middle eastern souk. The only difference is […]
Al Ain ( العين) which means in English “The Eye” is a city within the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Al Ain, which is also known as the “Garden City” due to its green landscape is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and borders the neighboring country […]
Located in a village town of the Fujairah Emirate, Al Badiyah Mosque is the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It’s estimated to date back to the 15th Century! The structure is made entirely of mud and stone. Exterior of Mosque Interior of the Mosque The emirate […]
Despite its name, Friday Market or “Souk” in arabic is open all week-long within the town of Masafi. This market is located an isolated area in the middle of a mountainous region and sells your typical touristy souvenirs but offers some awesome rare finds! Background Info: The town […]
Souq Al-Arsah (سوق العرصة) – One of the oldest Souqs (market place) in the UAE. The 200 year old souq is Located in the heritage region of Sharjah, here you can find traders selling traditional jewelry, pottery, pashminas, arabic coffee pots (dhallahs), herbs & Spices, Jambiyas daggers. I […]
Sharjah to me is more like the suburb of Dubai rather than an Emirate of it’s own. A large amount of Dubai’s work force lives in Sharjah because it’s more affordable. Going down E 11 Highway from Dubai was like driving down the Long island expressway from Brooklyn, […]