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Saturday’s Snapshot (surat al-sabat): لقطة السبت


These men found a patch of shade on the crispy grass that runs between a mall parking lot and Old Airport Road.  On Fridays, many laborers have the day off, so the city’s shady spots (whether on the side of the road or in a park) are dotted with just this sort of impromptu gathering.  When I walked by these men again, about thirty minutes later, five or six others had joined their group and they were sharing a bag of chips.  I always wonder what reactions groups like these would get in the States.

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Continue Reading · on September 29, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, expat, surat al-sabt saturday snapshot, UAE

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