The Old Souq

Today I joined the local tour group to visit the Old Souq in Al Ain town center. I wanted to learn a bit about it in order to take my parents when they are visiting. Here are a few pictures.

In most cases you can’t take pictures of women, but the tour guide has a good relationship with one of the women and she allowed us to take pictures. They say the burqa is supposed to direct your attention to her eyes.

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This man was selling pollen to pollinate the date palms.

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Some people just couldn’t wait to get their picture taken by a large group of “tourists”.



Walking through the souq.



The tobacco seller.




About Andrea

I am teacher and traveler blogging my experiences living as an expat from the USA. From 2007-2012 I lived and worked in Oregon, USA. From 2012 (when I started blogging) to 2014, I lived and worked in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In August 2014 I begin living and working in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
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4 Responses to The Old Souq

  1. Thelma Kalms says:

    So interesting- so different! Thinking about you- you are in our prayers! Enjoy your time with your folks!

  2. Shelly says:

    Wow, what great pictures! Hope you, your mom and Ken are having a good time seeing all the sights! Thinking of you and hope you had a nice Easter, too!!!!

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