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Al Seef Dubai -Where the Old Meets the New - this is the tagline of Al Seef Dubai. There’s an area where it’s modern, and there’s an area where you can see wind towers and stones which reflects back to the history of the UAE. Located near the creek area, the complex houses some of the most modern establishments like Starbucks but the exteriors of all buildings are in the typical Emirati style, providing a unique mix of the old and the modern.
I liked this part of Dubai and I went to stroll around there a few times.
One day when I was lazily walking with the camera, I saw the typical Arab couple - as you know - white and black. I quickly took a photo and then another one. The woman came to me and asked if I took a photo. Hmmm. I confessed that yes. We started to chat and then she invited me to her house for lunch. On my last day in Dubai, she waited for me at the metro station. We went by car to the house of her mother. There I met her two sisters, the brother in law and the mother. The lunch was delicious. I felt very shy. all this was so incredible. After the meal, the mother told me that an Arab custom is to give presents for the guests. I was given two abayas - typical Arab dresses- slippers, a bag and a big bag of fresh dates. Then one of the sisters went with me to the Dubai Glow and dino park. And then she took me to the airport, 30 km away from Dubai. Have anyone of you had an adventure like this?

It was an afternoon stroll, so it is a bit dark.
In Workshop another view from Al Seef and me in the new abaya and with the new Arab friend.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12051 W: 126 N: 30713] (143276)
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