by Antonio Gil November. 15, 2015 2810 views

After watching a slick video charting Dubai’s development, visitors cross the deck of a dhow to enter a mock souq with endearing dioramas depicting shopkeepers and craftsmen at work. Some are enhanced with light effects and historical photos and film footage. Other scenes illustrate traditional life at home, at the mosque, in the desert and at sea. The latter includes an extensive pearl-diving exhibit where you can marvel at the fact that these men wore only nose clips while descending to extraordinary depths.
The highlight for many will be the final archaeology section which showcases finds from ancient settlements at Jumeirah, Al Qusais and other local archaeological sites, which are believed to have been established here between 2000-1000 BC.
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Diving for pearls

♫♫ KAML ALZEIN ARABIC UAE SONG♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Chossid 3 years, 11 months ago

Love the Singer sewing machine one.

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

Is the rod, in #3, used to make sure the pupils behave properly?
When I was in Military School, every prof had their own "rod of instruction" which they used quite generously.......

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Tomie Poodle 4 years ago

Très intéressante visite! y a t'il des statues de femmes? Je ne vois que des hommes . :))

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

Wonderfully unique, unusual series.........You never disappoint, Antonio!

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Bill Baird 4 years ago

Great post !

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Mike Meliska 4 years ago

Great shots..

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Moira 4 years ago

What an interesting way to show the arts of pearl diving and studying

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Brenda Nelson 4 years ago

I've really enjoyed perusing this post, A! I learned to sew on a treadle Singer, like the one in #2!

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Chris Cann 4 years ago

My old mum had a singer just like that.

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Chris Cann 4 years ago

Looks a very interesting City, Antonio, those pearl divers must have brave men or desperate. Liked it, thanks for sharing.

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Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

Oh the capture with the Singer Sewing machine evokes memories of sewing with my Mother when young.......yet another look at such a different way of life.

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