Sunday, September 21, 2008

weekend snapshot # 19

Posted by Kero at Sunday, September 21, 2008

Our weekend was spent viewing the exhibit called Ramadan Reflections. Because the city is largely composed of expatriates, the local government take this chance to display some traditional artefacts. This way, we expats learn about the Emirati culture.

Before the discovery of oil, or the massive of construction of man-made islands, Dubai used to be the world's largest supplier of oriental (salt water) pearls. In the 1940's and 1950's, the government relied solely on the pearl divers to maintain the economy.

Oyster shells

A pearl diver's instrument

The traditional pearl scale

This is the Mercato shopping mall where the exhibit was held.

Thank you so much everyone for your visit! I will be bloghopping later. Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead!

12 sweets for Kero:

Munchkin Mommy on September 22, 2008 at 8:16 AM said...

that mall is beautiful! :)

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Anonymous said...

my sister who works in Dubai also told me about that Exhibit and she even send me some photos she took while she's there.nice entry.

Anonymous said...

btw,my WS up at

Juliana RW on September 22, 2008 at 8:50 AM said...

wow...the shopping mall is big :D

Please drop at my Ws post also : in HERE Thanks

sho on September 22, 2008 at 9:24 AM said...

the malls in dubai are just huge! I've been to the old fort converted into a museum which focuses on the history of dubai. It way surpassed my expectations!

Edward S Gault on September 22, 2008 at 11:07 AM said...

You captured that exhibit-I feel like I was there!That's what an excellent photo essay does.

Pretty Life Online on September 22, 2008 at 12:05 PM said...

wow! Perfect catch for WS! Have a nice day ahead!!!! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

marites1034 on September 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM said...

oh, i love pearls and you just took very nice pics of them:)mine's up too. :)

SandyCarlson on September 22, 2008 at 1:23 PM said...

All s beautiful here. Thanks for the story about the pearls. I didn't know. And the photos are beautiful.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious on September 22, 2008 at 6:30 PM said...

wow, i love pearls!! the shopping mall is so big. Thanks for sharing, kero! :)

Carver on September 22, 2008 at 6:32 PM said...

That's a great exhibit. Beautiful shots and interesting post. Carver's Sight

Jeanne on September 22, 2008 at 11:22 PM said...

great mall


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