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photoblog image UAE 2: Souq/ souk

UAE 2: Souq/ souk

Souks are the Arab version of the mall, I gather. Of all the shops occupying these premises, most of them dealt in carpets, textiles and gold ornaments. Earlier, souks were open air, weekly markets. Often conducted from caravans, they were conducted around festivals. Today they are somewhat like this one seen here in Sharjah.

UAE 2: Souq/ souk

Souks are the Arab version of the mall, I gather. Of all the shops occupying these premises, most of them dealt in carpets, textiles and gold ornaments. Earlier, souks were open air, weekly markets. Often conducted from caravans, they were conducted around festivals. Today they are somewhat like this one seen here in Sharjah.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 May 2013, 01:03
No food court in sight.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2013, 02:38
They are incredible places
Your shot shows how immense the place is.
Not a Primark anywhere!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2013, 06:57
Big time, mainstream, get-with-it way of life these days all over the world, Ayush, I'm sure. WOW.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 May 2013, 07:13
I have never been to a souk but this is exactly what I would expect Ayush
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 May 2013, 09:04
If they also incorporated baths you could have a soak in a souk.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 May 2013, 10:32
And you should stress air conditioned - a welcome escape from the heat!
Souk means outdoor market to me too. What a change!
I guess like anything else, Ayush, souks have evolved over time, as well. You certainly had a great vantage point in which to capture the whole scene.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2013, 18:04
What a place, I love the patterns on the ground.
Great shot!
A fine shopping mall but it seems a very restricted type of shops.
Quiter a nice modern version of souk Ayush! Fine capture.
More visually pleasing than their western counterpoints I'd say Ayush, from an architectural viewpoint at least!
A very modern version of the souk - I prefer the old one I visited in Morocco many years ago!
It looks depressingly familiar, Ayush.
a cathedral to commerce Ayush... nicely framed....petersmile
It certainly looks large. Nicely shot.
Great shotsmile Greetings
Bel endroit, belle photo !
This photo is fantastic.
I am delighted with it.
I send greetings.
Lucia

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