Thursday, April 10, 2014

Souq Waqif through Photos

I haven't got a lot in me tonight. For various reasons, I've come a bit to the end of myself, and I'm looking very much forward to a week of lessened work, followed by a week off. A week in which a good friend from Canada will be visiting, and we'll be spoiled with treats and love from home.

This past week, in celebration of Jeff's week off and my last day of winter term classes, we took a night to ourselves at the souq. So while I may be short on words tonight, I'll more than make up for it with Jeff's beautiful photos.
Food being sold near the carpark

Always so many bright and colourful dresses and fabrics

A hamali carting away someone's goods

Shopkeepers

Policemen on their horses

A glimpse of the main drag

A construction working renovating one of the main restaurants

We meandered around, looking for the Italian restaurant.

Inside the Souq Waqif Art Center

By far my favourite photo of the night

An artist working just outside the Souq Waqif Art Center

A woman applying traditional henna

A man repairing watches

Women selling all manner of goods

And finally, a tip: if you want a taste of amazing, authentic Italian food, head straight over to La Dolce Vita. It's run by an Italian family, and we had the pleasure of meeting the mom and pop who run the place this visit. You'll have to look for it, as it's tucked in behind the Souq Waqif Art Gallery. It's more than worth it. Make sure you save room for some gelato for dessert. We tried the chocolate and sour cherry, and they were both amazing.

That's all for tonight. Good night and good weekend to you all!