The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour

  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour
  • The darkest catch: Ravindranath K spends the night at Abu Dhabi fishing harbour

The National’s Ravindranath K documents the vibrancy of Abu Dhabi’s fishing harbour in the Mina port area.

As most of us are falling asleep the Fish Market is coming to life for a nightly ritual of off-loading, sorting, and auctioning before the winning bidders, and less lucky fish, make their way to the retail stalls.

As Ravi reports: "The auction is the most interesting. Two main auctioneer’s call out ascending prices. The interplay between the auctioneers and the regular bidders is fascinating. It’s organised chaos with each player knowing exactly what their next move is. The scene repeats over and over, lot by lot."

     
       
         
           
             
               
                 
                   
                     
                       
                         
                           
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