Friday, April 29, 2011


This place actually looks like what a traditional Middle Eastern souk should do (only with AC), with a maize of little alleys that house small antique shops and boutiques. Come back tomorrow and I'll buy you something nice. And don't worry, it won't be a sex change! (see Monday's entry)


Guyana-Gyal April 29, 2011 at 11:52 PM  

For some reason, I thought a 'souk' was an open-air market, kind of like the ones we see in films and tv shows where cars pelt through in dramatic scenes, knocking over stalls, food, and you'd see bearded men shaking fists at the cars as they speed away.

Do you have any ground floor shots?

Bergson April 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

quelles couleurs !!!

un peu oppressant comme couloir May 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

You’re right, traditionally souks were exactly like how you describe. However, with the UAE’s new found wealth from oil and subsequent diversification, they can build them like this with some traditional aspects such as the narrow alleys but include creature comforts like AC, underground car parking and elevators. The purists won’t be happy.

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