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.
This man was selling pollen to pollinate the date palms.
Some people just couldn’t wait to get their picture taken by a large group of “tourists”.
Walking through the souq.
The tobacco seller.