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Wedding or Party halls are common in Saudi Arabia. Rent out the hall for your function, and organise your own catering. Some are quite grand.

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Ajman Fisk Market, UAE.

The majority of the fishermen come from India, from the state of Gujarat. The market takes place every Saturday afternoon and is a huge spectacle.
The fish are sorted on the boat decks upon arrival at the port into baskets of similar type fish and then laid out on the yard for the traders to inspect & purchase by public auction. The public buyers have a choice to get the fish cleaned and gutted by a team of men in green plastic coats in the market building, and also to have the fish cooked in a small fish cooking shop that makes its own spice mixes to suit the fish taste.

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The walls of the 12th century Crusader castle at Byblos, Lebanon. Byblos is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city/town in the world (at approx 8,000 years) and was founded by the Phoenicians. The castle walls are decorated with the columns of a former Greek (or Roman?) Temple which was demolished to make way for the castle. The stone columns of the temple were cut using a rope, water and sand. As shown in the second pic.

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Temple Of Hercules. Amman, Jordan.

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Steaming fish and worker at the fish ovens, Ajman Fish Market, UAE.

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Dubai belly dancer. At post desert safari bbq. All the belly dancers are non-local as would not be acceptable for local girls to perform by families or the local religion or culture. Many are East European.

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In the Dubai desert. On the road to Al Ain.

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A beach in Sharjah, UAE.

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Love Is In The Air


Morning Crossers
Its 5am on a fresh Friday Riyadh morning. MB fell asleep too early last night and arose before cock-crow. The muezzin is belting out the call to prayer to the Muslim faithful. Those who wish to attend the nearby Mosque have 15 minutes to get there for first prayer of the day. Should they so chose. 99.9% will give this one a skip. But almost all will attend the midday prayer later on. One of the hotel staff has just rolled out a prayer mat in front of MB, and is now on his knees facing Mecca. Doing his duty for the 3 or 4 minutes it takes. Read More

Congrats Dubai!


World Expo 2020 award
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/expo-2020/celebrations-and-school-holiday-across-uae-for-dubais-expo-2020-win

Dubai Mall. September 2013.
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If Carlsberg did Golf Club signs……………


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected


At a Buddhist Temple, Kathmandu. October 2012.

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Layers (Nr 2)


Spice Powder Castles – Global Village Market, Dubai

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Kids & Car


Sri Lanka. August 2013.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers


Riyadh construction project. Many layers.

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