I was looking forward to taking Mom and Pam to the Souk Waqif. It's a great local market with fantastic architecture, restaurants, and souvenir shops. I had NO IDEA they were having some kind of EID celebration at the Souk!! Traffic and parking was a mess getting there ... we saw some kind of camel races / auction in an empty lot along the way! The Souk was packed with locals enjoying multiple stages with everything from a guy playing music with plastic spoons to breakdancing to a tightwire act!! It was crazy!!!! A great place to people watch - although I don't think mom and Pam saw past all the Abayas and Thobes that night. (Abayas are the black coverup the ladies wear and Thobes are the white garments for the men).
|Pam, Mom, & I at the Souk Waqif|
|The Souq at night|
|One of several parades at the Souk|
|Tight wire act between buildings at the Souk|
|Another one of the parades|
|taking a break from the crowds to grab dinner|
|Jaden captured a great picture of Aunt Pam don't you think? :-)|
|Sisha Pipe - water pipe that many people smoke at the Souk. |
There are tons of different flavors of tobacco.
Nicholas did NOT like the smell!!!
|Moon over the Fanar ... beautiful at night. If only I had a better camera (or maybe it's just the photographer?)|