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To Market, To Market…

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14 Apr To Market, To Market…

Most people associate Dubai with towering skyscrapers, huge malls and exotic fish held captive in large aquariums. When I think of Dubai I think of fresh fish, you know the edible kind? This March, I found myself back in the place where I spent a few years of my childhood.

I was ecstatic to be back in the place I once called home. I spent my days soaking up the sun on the beach, zipping along the Sheikh Zayed Highway and visiting the biggest and best Dubai had to offer. Sadly, the shiny new Dubai felt alien to me.

Awash with nostalgia I decided to visit the places that I associated with the Dubai I knew. I drove down the Beach Road and visited my old neighborhood. I walked along the beach and watched as young boys standing on the rocks of the Dubai Marine cast their fishing lines into the sea. I shared their anticipation as they reeled their lines in waiting to size up their catch.  With the smell of the salt and humidity I started to feel more at home.

My next stop was the Fish Market. I must admit that I did not visit it regularly when I was living in Dubai, but for some reason, the memory of the Fish Market, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables and just caught fish, was etched in my memory. And so, feeling like I was back on home turf I ventured past the pristine buildings and manicured lawns towards Al-Shindagha to visit Dubai’s Fish Market.

As soon as I stepped into the market my senses were assaulted with the smells, sounds and colors. With every fruit on display (exotic and otherwise), beautiful vegetables and the colorful fish of the Arabian Gulf, the market was a feast for the eyes.

  • Hanan
    Posted at 14:38h, 14 April Reply

    Been waiting impatiently for this one :) as usual, amazing Linzo! x

  • Galia
    Posted at 10:39h, 16 April Reply

    Wonderful post as always! You’ve captured some amazing colors! The eggplants and yellow polka-dotted fish are my favorites.

  • yacht charter dubai
    Posted at 16:51h, 18 April Reply

    very nice post with colorful pictures of vegetable and fish.You have represent natural color very nicely by your pictures.Thank you.

  • RJ(T)
    Posted at 00:15h, 23 April Reply


  • Sarah
    Posted at 22:49h, 29 April Reply

    Leen, I finally checked out your blog and Its absolutely charming! I really enjoyed this piece and all the rest. Felt very close to my experience with food. Made me miss cooking like a lover I had forgotten about. Feeling temped and nostalgic. I’ll stay up to date to get my dose of food love from here. Keep up the delicious work… :)

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