One of the 10 shops at Fujairah’s new Heritage Souk (market) in the grounds of the Fujairah International Marine Club is a photo studio.
Two Emirati women, Amani and Mariam, have set up their shop beautifully not only to put you at ease but to provide a fitting background for your picture.
On one side of the shop there’s some tasteful wooden furniture and at the rear there’s the traditional majlis (sitting place) so you can get snapped in fine Emirati style.
There is a printer in the shop so you can get a photo in your hot hand before you’ve had time to say, ‘As Salamu Alaykum’. But you are encouraged to linger as they are serving nearby delicious Arabic sweets and coffee.
Get Into the Frame
Individual portraits (men, women, boys and girls), family photos, group pics or any other combination is fine with these photographers.
When I visited to have my photo taken a cat was being photographed wearing golden jewelry!
Check out the other shops in the Heritage Souk. They feature the shoosh (traditional Emirati fishing boat), henna painting, souvenirs, sweets, perfumes, incense and much more.
Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Fujairah’s first photo souk.