all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman


Sunday, 19 October 2008

Al Ain souq (souq alsamak)


As we did a trip last Friday , you could see some of the changes that happens in souq in the past two years.

This is a general pictures form the souq or as its says sometimes souq al samak.

For example: the open area used to be full of peoples who are selling green vegtables..and the dry food used to be uncovered.

This is souq it could be more than 100 years which is a good thing that it's still exist in al ain.

Lots of people refused to move to the new one as its almost a bit expensive for paying for the rent , therefore some of the little shops over there ( the woman who are selling herbs and henna) are free without any payment.

There is also the fish market where our old member Phill iddson identified more than 100 kinds of them . , they come every day from Dubai , RAK , or fujirah at the early morning.

Yet we have now Jimi mall and al ain mall , but lots and lots for people still prefer to buy from there as they are fresh and the prices can be vary (negotiated).

More information you find it in and search for Phil Iddson or al ain souq.

Hope you like the pictures :)


mj said...

Great pictures--makes me homesick for Al Ain!

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Fantastic, Amir! I love the ones capturing men and women at work in the souk!

Tana said...

As always, Amir, you capture the place, and I agree with MJ: makes me homesick for Al Ain! Keep up your fantastic work! You've grown so much as a photographer since those first shots...a real pro! By the way, what is that "inside" that one piece of fish?

rosh said...

Ah! just like good ol' times :)