In pictures: One week in Fujairah
July 22, 2011
Workers sharpen their knives and skills as they prepare for the afternoon shoppers who will buy several kilos of fish. The skilled and agile fish handlers scale, clean and cut fish till closing time at 10pm. (Delores Johnson/ The National)
Mohammed Rashid, 25, welds fixtures to be fitted in an office building during his morning shift in the Fujairah industrial area. Originally from Bangladesh, Mohammed has been working in Fujairah for the past four years and although his job can get a littl???
When the sun starts to set, Fujairah starts to spring into action like the football players, Abdul-Aziz al Mazrouei and Khalifa al Blooshi, that pounced on the wet cooling sand for a friendly game of football along Fujairah Beach. (Delores Johnson/ The Na???
Fujairah and its waterways allow a number of workers like Basheer to make a living from the water to support their families in their home countries. ( Delores Johnson / The National )
As the sun starts to drop, so does the heat index due to the area's mountain range. This provides welcomed relief for Hariwash Rao, 30, as he prepares to leave work for the day. (Delores Johnson / The National )
A native of Kerala, Abdulla Nasser, 35, sits patiently and quietly with a watchful eye over the Al Bidiya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the UAE, just north of Fujairah, as he has done for the past 10 years. "It's hot now, not many people. More people come ???
Shukath and Faisal take in a late night sandwich and tea at a local coffee shop while Younis sits outside and chats on his mobile. Faisal says they "come everyday, although they only sell coffee and sandwiches." (Delores Johnson / The National)
Bitukumar takes his job seriously as he delivers huge bags of ice to market vendors and after the deliveries are made, he is quick to peel off his furry hat. ( Delores Johnson / The National )
Abdul Rasheed, 43, (right) and Mohammad Kamal, 28, sitting next to him, seek shelter from the sun under a beach umbrella during their midday break. (Delores Johnson / The National )
Cars and foot traffic are not the only forms of traffic in Fujairah as Jasem, 16, (front) and Mohammed 16, lead a bull to a farm across the road one evening. ( Delores Johnson/ The National )
"I found one million dollars inside taxi in Egypt, " boasts Ibrahim el Gahsh (center) with great pride and vigour while sitting underneath a tree with his fellow taxi drivers. He was rewarded with 1,000 for turning the money in to the police. Ibrahim was ???
Shoukathali Yusuf, 24 (centre), takes a break from the shawarma enclosure at Al Arooba Cafeteria on Hamad Bin Abdulla Road. Shoukathali has worked at the eatery for six years. "It's very hard. Take a little time outside helps," he says as the small enclos???