A walk through Souk Al Manzil

by Shimna M March. 20, 2017 1332 views

I took a walk through the Soul Al Manzil on the same day when I took photos of the post A walk around Al Manzil district.

Souk Al Manzil is located within the Manzil Downtown Hotel building in Dubai Downtown opposite to Souk Al Bahar and Palace Downtown Hotel. This souk/ marketplace is smaller compared to Souk Al Bahar and other souks across Dubai. But that does not take away the fun here. There are restaurants, organic farmers market, Spinneys supermarket, souvenir shop, dry cleaners, huge parking area and Manzil Downtown Hotel too.

Now here are few photos which I took. I didn't take photos of any shops, supermarkets, restaurants or so. My photos include just the interior of the Souk Al Manzil.

As I entered the souk, I saw these two house-keeping staff having a little chat along. I didn't want to ruin their talk and just took only 2 shots from this area.

House-keeping ladies chit-chat

House-keeping ladies chit-chat

In the above picture you can see the big plant pots and the whole of this place is decorated with these pots and the beautiful White Anthurium flowers

White flower

White Anthurium flower

And then as I walked forward this chandelier caught my eyes. This is very artistic and has a very traditional look to it. On the whole the souks here have a traditional Arabic touch to most of the things and the interiors.

Artistic chandelier

Artistic chandelier with a traditional touch

And then again as I walked the sunlight peeping through these ceiling and windows caught my attention. I'm not that good at taking this kind of shots. 

A little sunlight through the greens

A little sunlight through the greens

And this is the center part of this souk. Towards the very right is the Spinneys supermarket. And to the left is restaurant, farmers market, a dental clinic, cafe etc. Walking straight and taking the elevator down will take you to the vast parking area underground. Moreover this souk have many entrances/exits leading to the surrounding residential districts. 

At the center

At the center

White flower

White Anthurium flower

As I got outside of the souk they have placed this pot with a traditional look as a show piece and this one looks really good. I'm not sure what the metal/material of this pot is as I didn't touch it. 

On the wall on top of the pot this wall piece was fixed. It seems like a very large plate and the carved kind of floral designs is very appealing. 

I have walked through this souk several times in the last 2+ years, but now that I have a camera everything in here seems so beautiful and new to me. As if I'm walking here for the first time. 

I hope you guys also enjoyed walking with me through Souk Al Manzil. Do let me know your thoughts on these photos. Could I have done much more better with taking these photos and editing them. I would love to hear your thoughts and critiques. 

Thanks all for following me on this short walk :)

Device: NIKON DSLR D5500 / Date: 07/03/2017

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Jill Bahm 2 years, 7 months ago

I think you have a good eye for detail and composition of the photos! What a treat for me to "visit" you all the way across the world (I live in the US)! Thank you

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 7 months ago

Jill thanks alot for "visiting" me and glad that you enjoyed it :)
Thank you for your kind words and support :)

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 7 months ago

That chandelier is just gorgeous! Such a unique piece. Thanks for sharing!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you dear :)
Glad that you like it :)
Its just looks so traditional and Souk Al Manzil has so many of these chandeliers inside it :)

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

Love the variety in these & the lovely colors in the subjects & bokehs! Very interesting, especially since I've never been in that part of the word.....

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Uncle. Glad that you liked it :)
For me this world or this place that I live is beautiful and I have been living here since July 2005 and this is like a second home or home I should say. For me Dubai is the safest place than my own country...

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Shimna M 2 years, 7 months ago

Maybe I will go there before I'm part of the siol....(((grin)))
Glad you found a place you love!
That's the way I feel about where I am, as well!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

I look forward to meet you if you plan to travel here :)
It's good to find places we love and things we love to do...

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Shimna M 2 years, 7 months ago

:=D

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for showing us fragments of Dubai

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for stopping by :)
For me these are my daily sights and I have started to see how beautiful things and places around me are...

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 7 months ago

I think your photographs give a great sense of place for the souk. I like the way you have picked out fine detail and isolated objects to tell a little story about the souk.

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shimna M Replied to Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for your kind words Uncle. This support means a lot :)

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
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