Author: Anna Shtraus
Deira City Center, Friday Prayer Photowalk.
Friday is still the day for the most important prayer of the week in the UAE, even though now it is a working day (or half-working day for some). Before the prayer would be done at the designated time of the sun being its’ highest in the sky, so somewhere after 12 pm, but now […]Read More Deira City Center, Friday Prayer Photowalk.
Dubai Metro, Al Wasl Street and Dubai Marina Lights.
Hello everyone, hope you all doing well. The weather has been nice recently, lots of clouds and rather chilly outside, so I went for a photowalk to a random location. I didn’t have much of a plan when leaving the house, so I just took the metro, went out on one of the stations and […]Read More Dubai Metro, Al Wasl Street and Dubai Marina Lights.
Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, ITHRA and Saudi Maritime Congress.
The opportunity to visit Saudi Arabia again didn’t wait too long to present itself as I was asked to do the coverage for the Saudi Maritime Congress in Dammam. Haven’t yet visited the Eastern Province, so of course, I was happy to use this opportunity to discover another region of KSA, making it my 4th […]Read More Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, ITHRA and Saudi Maritime Congress.
Last Day in Abha – The Souq, The Art, The Police Station.
There was a storm starting up in the mountains when we were leaving the Asiri Flower Men Camp site, the skies were getting dark and the lightning was flashing at regular intervals… We decided go to the souq Thalatha (or Thuluth), the Tuesday market even though it was Saturday to get some souvenirs and just […]Read More Last Day in Abha – The Souq, The Art, The Police Station.
The Flower Men Of Asir
In Saudi Arabia’s Asir province, male members of the Qahtani (or in some other variants Tihama) tribe are known as ‘Flower Men’ for their intricately-made floral headpieces. The flower crowns of marigold, sage and basil are worn to enhance both beauty and health, as it is believed to help with headaches or sinus problems. You have already […]Read More The Flower Men Of Asir
Not Finding Any Snakes in Village Bahi Asir Al Jahma, Abha Adventures – Day 3.
Day three started for me dancing in my room to Yasalam Ya Dubai song, yes I know, it’s bad, but the excitement was hard to beat. In between I took some pictures of the Saudis passing by my window, unbeknownst to them of course… Had breakfast in the breakfast hall with the gang, Mohammed said […]Read More Not Finding Any Snakes in Village Bahi Asir Al Jahma, Abha Adventures – Day 3.
Dancing To Asiri Flute With the Views of Rijal Almaa – Abha Adventures, Day 2.
My second day in Abha I would like to start with the introduction to the “marvelous” hotel where we all resided for the 3 nights – the place called Azd hotel… generally it was fine, except for some random things like I couldn’t really easily open the door of my room because it was massively […]Read More Dancing To Asiri Flute With the Views of Rijal Almaa – Abha Adventures, Day 2.
Are You Seriously Going To Asir? Abha Adventures, Day 1.
Seems I can’t stay away from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for too long, so following my earlier adventures to Riyadh and Taif this year, I found out that Tamashee was organizing a trip South this time – Asir Region – and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. In March, I had to take a […]Read More Are You Seriously Going To Asir? Abha Adventures, Day 1.