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In pictures: A week in Khalidiya

August 5, 2011

August 2, 2011: Leaning back in a stretch, Annette Menezes, closes her eyes to bask in the early-morning sunlight while she exercises after her daily walk in the Family Park in the Khalidiyah neighborhood. Menezes, 47, an Indian from Mangalore, comes to ???
August 2, 2011: Leaning back in a stretch, Annette Menezes, closes her eyes to bask in the early-morning sunlight while she exercises after her daily walk in  the Family Park in the Khalidiyah neighborhood. Menezes, 47, an Indian from Mangalore, comes to ???
August 2, 2011: Joined by her husband Muhammad Noman Amin, Saadia Noman, prays during their Iftar on Tuesday evening, the second day of Ramadan, in the living room of their home in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi. The Noman family, whose roots are???
August 2, 2011: Joined by her husband Muhammad Noman Amin, Saadia Noman, prays during their Iftar on Tuesday evening, the second day of Ramadan, in the living room of their home in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi. The Noman family, whose roots are???
August 2, 2011: Nina Ivanovna lovingly props a milk bottle to her six-month-old grand daughters Milena and Karina Mafrad during one of their daily outings to the Family Park in the Khalidiyah neighborhood on a very early Tuesday morning, the second day of???
August 2, 2011: Nina Ivanovna lovingly props a milk bottle to her six-month-old grand daughters Milena and Karina Mafrad during one of their daily outings to the Family Park in the Khalidiyah neighborhood on a very early Tuesday morning, the second day of???
August 2, 2011: A demolition drill operator takes a break from work as the early-morning life slowly gets going on the Sheikh Zayed the First street in Khalidiya. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 2, 2011: A demolition drill operator takes a break from work as the early-morning life slowly gets going on the Sheikh Zayed the First street in Khalidiya. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 1, 2011: A man reads passages of Quran during his afternoon prayers at a mosque on the outskirts of the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening, the first day of Ramadan. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 1, 2011: A man reads passages of Quran during his afternoon prayers at a mosque on the outskirts of  the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Monday evening, the first day of Ramadan. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
July 31, 2011: Jordanian by descent, but born and raised in the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi, Hanan Hasan shops for food at the Abela Supermarket, a 30-year fixture to the neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the last day before the start of Ramad???
July 31, 2011: Jordanian by descent, but born and raised in the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi, Hanan Hasan shops for food at the Abela Supermarket, a 30-year fixture to the neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the last day before the start of Ramad???
August 1 2011: Waiter Nadi Ahmad Shater carries full platters to a car as he works during the iftar rush hour at the Lebanese Flower restaurant, a 24-year-old institution in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 1 2011: Waiter Nadi Ahmad Shater carries full platters to a car as he works during the iftar rush hour at the Lebanese Flower restaurant, a 24-year-old institution in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 1, 2011: As she picks fruit and curry leaves for Iftar dinner, Farida Siddiqui, a Khalidiya neighborhood resident of 32 years, talks with Mohammed Megdad, 10, in the garden of his home in the ADNOC Khalidiyah Compund in Abu Dhabi. (Silvia Razgova/T???
August 1, 2011: As she picks fruit and curry leaves for Iftar dinner, Farida Siddiqui, a Khalidiya neighborhood resident of 32 years, talks with Mohammed Megdad, 10, in the garden of his home in the ADNOC Khalidiyah Compund in Abu Dhabi. (Silvia Razgova/T???
August 1, 2011: Master cutter Marimuthu Thangavelu Marimuthu, or, as customers know him, Vilu, folds silk while he works at the Dar al Bateen for High Fashion, a custom tailoring shop in Khalidiya. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 1, 2011: Master cutter Marimuthu Thangavelu Marimuthu, or, as customers know him, Vilu, folds silk while he works at the Dar al Bateen for High Fashion, a custom tailoring shop in Khalidiya.
 (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 2, 2011: Men pray at a mosque in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the second day of Ramadan. (Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 2, 2011: Men pray at a mosque in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the second day of Ramadan. 
(Silvia Razgova/The National)
August 2, 2011: Men walk from their prayers at a mosque in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi, the second day of Ramadan. The last evening prayer traditionally attracts the most people as there are extra prayers prescribed in observation of the holy ???
August 2, 2011: Men walk from their prayers at a mosque in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Abu Dhabi, the second day of Ramadan. The last evening prayer traditionally attracts the most people as there are extra prayers prescribed in observation of the holy ???