June 24, 2007

A hommage to the Markets of Sharjah

The Fruit Market. If you are looking for Pakistani Mangos or
Dates from the UAE there is an abundance of them here.

The Fish Market. Here a fisherman sells a catch of reef sharks.

The Meat Market. A long line of stores all selling halal meat.

The Plant Market alongside a road. Buying plants is an expensive
business due to the cost of growing or importing them in
the otherwise very dry and much too hot UAE climate.

The Vegetable Market can be found right next to
the Fruit and Meat Market.

The Animal Market. If you need a camel, horse, cows or
some sheep, this is the place to go to.

There are many more Markets in Sharjah worth mentioning, like the Iranian Market or the Pet Market, but that will have to be for next time! On any trip to the UAE I recommend a visit to these markets to get a feel of what everyday life is/was like in pre-Shopping Mall crazy United Arab Emirates.


A world of Symphony said...

Nothing like shopping at a market I tell you; bargaining, arguing & blah blah blah. Somehow I don't feel that comfortable in a shopping mall, it's too, how can I say it 'cosmetic'!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Dear Louise :) How are you my friend? Good to see you here. I couldn't agree more. I am a market person anyday. You connect with the product and people selling it in a more personal and direct way as opposed to some anonymous being behind a counter of sterile and if I may borrow your expression, cosmetic, goods.

Here's to the markets and people keeping them alive!

EXSENO said...

I love these pictures, the plant market, and the The Vegetable Market are awesome. I wish we had lovely vegetable markets like that were I live.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hey there Exseno :) Come visit The UAE! It's a trip you wont forget.

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