You Wouldn’t Believe These Pictures Are From UAE

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Unseen UAE : Guess The Place


When you hear “UAE”, the first thing that comes to your mind would be ‘Dubai’ and the next word you associated with it would be ‘luxury’. Some of you might prefer to differ with my view. But that is just my view.

So here I would like to take you to some unseen UAE visuals.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
The Friday market

Welcome To the Friday Market.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
The Friday market

Here you will find almost all items you might want to buy.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
I too Love Dubai

And you will find them quite cheap.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Vegetables

You can find anything from Vegetables to..

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Chicken

chicken.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Meat
friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Friday Market

But Photographing this placeΒ could end up in real troubles.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Piracy here too

As some of them are completely illegal.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Toys

And heard some unpleasant stories from the past that added to the terror.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Friday Market

But couldn’t let go such a photography opportunity.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Hair cutting Saloon

Most people wouldn’t believeΒ a simple description of such a place in UAEΒ  withoutΒ  a proof.

friday market, unseen uae, abu dhabi, dubai
Now Guess the place

If you still haven’t convinced, here is the view of the other side of the city.

Photographing the journeys to recreate the Travels to take you for a virtual Photo walk.

50 Comments

  1. badfish
    August 20, 2015

    I thought this was in Dubai, as I have never seen this Friday market (unless it is near the port??). Where is it?
    But then, your last photo is obviously in AD, eh…I don’t think there is a leaning tower of Dubai like this one!! Very cool post. Great photos. I would have liked to have heard some of the horror stories you mentioned, though.

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 21, 2015

      This is near the labour camp. I forgot the name of the place now. It starts with M.
      I Shared the last picture, as I thought it was sort of icon of AD.
      Horror stories is of usual fights with some knife and other stuffs πŸ˜‰

      Reply
      1. badfish
        August 29, 2015

        There are like a gazillion labor camps. Was it Mussafa…? Lots of worker camps out that way.
        Horror stories for me is the way people drive here!!

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        1. trablogger
          August 29, 2015

          Yes, it is Mussafa.
          Yea, i have seen the driving in there. Seems like, everyone is having similar opinion. But then you should visit India πŸ˜‰
          But do you think people are disciplined drivers in South East Asia?

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          1. badfish
            August 29, 2015

            All very good points. In India and SE Asia, no not the greatest drivers, but they usually are going much slower, so you can weave in and out of traffic. Here, people are going 180kph and trying to do the same kind of driving they do in other countries!

          2. trablogger
            August 29, 2015

            Yea, there most of the road are great, traffic is less and speed is faster. Here traffic on a narrow road is too much, roads are bad and thus speed is less. So an accident is less fatal.

          3. badfish
            August 30, 2015

            exactly

  2. Lifelover
    August 18, 2015

    Really unseen and unimaginable part of Dubai.

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 18, 2015

      It is part of Abu Dhabi though. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  3. quirkywanderer
    August 15, 2015

    I love visiting local markets of any place. It brings out the essence of the place. So well captured. Is it Sharjah?

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Yes, Markets have a life of their own.
      Thank you. No, It is in Abu Dhabi

      Reply
  4. Amy
    August 14, 2015

    Great captures. Totally opposite from what you posed earlier. Btw, do women go to the market?

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Yea, totally opposite.
      I don’t think women go to that market. I haven’t seen any.

      Reply
  5. backpackerlee
    August 14, 2015

    Great pics and info about this. I have now seen both sides of Dubai! πŸ˜› If I go back there and cannot afford the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates, then at least I have the Friday Market to find some bargains πŸ˜›

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Well this is in Abu Dhabi. Even if you decide to take a bus and go for a shopping, it would be still cheaper πŸ˜‰

      Reply
      1. backpackerlee
        August 15, 2015

        I have no idea why I thought it was Dubai. My bad. πŸ™

        Reply
        1. trablogger
          August 15, 2015

          Probably at the beginning of the post, the word Dubai was mentioned. Probably that might be the reason.

          Reply
  6. Indah Susanti
    August 14, 2015

    I have no idea! Great series!

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      It is Abu Dhabi πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  7. Soul n Spirit
    August 14, 2015

    I mean with photo credits, they are yours na?

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      Why would I post someone else’s picture that too with watermarks on my blog πŸ˜‰

      Reply
      1. Soul n Spirit
        August 15, 2015

        I couldn’t see the watermarks. My apologies.

        Reply
        1. trablogger
          August 15, 2015

          Its alright. πŸ™‚
          I mostly upload my own pictures only. Except if it is a post on some one else

          Reply
  8. Soul n Spirit
    August 14, 2015

    Unbelievable ! The other side is definitely not very pleasing. It doesn’t only happen in Mumbai or Delhi. Can I use share these pics on fb?

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      Yea, it happens almost everywhere. But people thinks it happens only in developing countries only.

      Sure, the share buttons at the bottom of the posts are given for a reason πŸ˜€

      Reply
      1. Soul n Spirit
        August 15, 2015

        No, actually I wanted to share the pictures only.

        Reply
        1. trablogger
          August 15, 2015

          Do as you please πŸ™‚

          Reply
  9. NJ
    August 14, 2015

    Amusing πŸ™‚ Every coins has two sides πŸ™‚ you just showed us the other side πŸ˜‰

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      Glad you find it amusing. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      1. NJ
        August 14, 2015

        πŸ™‚

        Reply
  10. Aadhirai
    August 14, 2015

    That really depicts the *other* side of Dubai..

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      Yes. It is not Dubai though πŸ˜‰
      It is some other emirates.

      Reply
  11. ANooP
    August 14, 2015

    lol. so many things of contrast in UAE ale?

    Reply
    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      yep.. quite a few. Do you know this place?

      Reply
      1. ANooP
        August 14, 2015

        Never been there, but heard from someone about it. Near Deira I believe.

        Reply
        1. trablogger
          August 14, 2015

          No its in AD

          Reply
          1. ANooP
            August 15, 2015

            There is a friday market in Fujairah, one in Dubai, one in AD as well. I thought this one was Dubai. My bad.

          2. trablogger
            August 15, 2015

            I didn’t see the other ones. πŸ™‚

  12. Ady
    August 14, 2015

    Last pic looks so weird, too far from main Dubai I guess πŸ™‚ It does look like flea market of Mumbai πŸ˜€

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    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      It is the city on the other side of this place. It is not Dubai though. It is some other emirates in UAE.
      Yea, it look like something like that πŸ™‚

      Reply
      1. Ady
        August 14, 2015

        other emirates ?

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        1. trablogger
          August 14, 2015

          Yes, there are 7 emirates in United Arab Emirates. This place is in one of them. But not in Dubai

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          1. Ady
            August 14, 2015

            so emirates are like metro cities by name ?

          2. trablogger
            August 14, 2015

            No, its like States In India

          3. Ady
            August 14, 2015

            one emirate the size of cities ?

          4. trablogger
            August 14, 2015

            Check google maps πŸ˜›

          5. Ady
            August 15, 2015

            hmpf πŸ˜› ok , ok πŸ˜€

          6. trablogger
            August 15, 2015

            Hope you have understood now πŸ˜‰

  13. estelea
    August 14, 2015

    The other side of Dubai.. Where I guess you d find all the helpers and the migrants. Great that you could share those “stolen” pictures, is it a big market? everyday?

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    1. trablogger
      August 14, 2015

      Yes, it is the other side, but not of Dubai. Some other emirate. And yes, your guess is so right. As you have already seen and worked in such places, you will understand easily. Great that I came out of the place in full piece after taking pictures πŸ˜› It is somewhat big market. It operates only on weekend, Friday.

      Reply

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