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In pictures: A week in Ajman

August 12, 2011

Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Owner of Al Marabieal Arabia Real Estate Ahmed Salem Ahmed (C) talks with agents Essa Mohammad (L) and Mahmoud Hassan (R) in the company's office in Ajman City. Salem has lived all of his 31 years in Ajman City. "We feel at home he???
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Owner of Al Marabieal Arabia Real Estate Ahmed Salem Ahmed (C) talks with agents Essa Mohammad (L) and Mahmoud Hassan (R) in the company's office in Ajman City. Salem has lived all of his 31 years in Ajman City. 'We feel at home he???
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - From left Haysme Abdo, Mohammed Abdul Safur, Tahir Mahmood, Manager Mohamed Magdi and Mohamed Abdel Hamed outside the Al Koroum Cafeteria where they work. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - From left Haysme Abdo, Mohammed Abdul Safur, Tahir Mahmood, Manager Mohamed Magdi and Mohamed Abdel Hamed outside the Al Koroum Cafeteria where they work. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Ahmed Saddque moved from Sharjah to Ajman City four months ago to work in Foto Click Studios helping customers like Ramesh Rathore (tan shirt) and Gemo Yadav (orange shirt) select their photos to be printed in Ajman City. (Jeff Top???
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Ahmed Saddque moved from Sharjah to Ajman City four months ago to work in Foto Click Studios helping customers like Ramesh Rathore (tan shirt) and Gemo Yadav (orange shirt) select their photos to be printed in Ajman City. (Jeff Top???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Hamdy Mohammad Zaki stretches the dough to make a Fatir, a flat bread pastry that is filled with meat or vegetables, at the Shabrawy Restaurant on the corniche in Ajman City. Zaki moved from Cairo at the suggestion of his cousin wh???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Hamdy Mohammad Zaki stretches the dough to make a Fatir, a flat bread pastry that is filled with meat or vegetables, at the Shabrawy Restaurant on the corniche in Ajman City. Zaki moved from Cairo at the suggestion of his cousin wh???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Shamma Al Baluchi is measured for a new dress she will wear for EID while her sisters Khadijah, Sara, her aunt Balkees Al Baluchi and her sister Mariam watch in the Al Emad Tailoring shop in the Gold Souk area in Ajman City. The fa???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Shamma Al Baluchi is measured for a new dress she will wear for EID while her sisters Khadijah, Sara, her aunt Balkees Al Baluchi and her sister Mariam watch in the Al Emad Tailoring shop in the Gold Souk area in Ajman City. The fa???
Ajman, August 9, 2011 - Room attendant Jeralyn Arnaiz, 28, from Davao, Philippines, makes sure the glasses are clean as she makes up a room in the Kempinski Hotel in Ajman City. "At first I was scared coming here alone," says Arnaiz but now I enjoy it, ???
Ajman, August 9, 2011 - Room  attendant Jeralyn Arnaiz, 28, from Davao, Philippines, makes sure the glasses are clean as she makes up a room in the Kempinski Hotel in Ajman City. 'At first I was scared coming here alone,' says Arnaiz  but now I enjoy it, ???
Ajman, August 10, 2011 - Sometimes the only way to escape temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius is to go underwater as Alex Rajsic does off the beach in Ajman. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 10, 2011 - Sometimes the only way to escape temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius is to go underwater as Alex Rajsic does off the beach in Ajman.  (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Construction worker Jklmn Ro rinses his clothes in the sea off the beach in Ajman. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Construction worker Jklmn Ro rinses his clothes in the sea off the beach in Ajman. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Al Ihsan Charity Center volunteer Kawsaor Miah sets a plate of biryani for those attending Iftar at the Ahmed Mohammad Saeed Mosque in Ajman City. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 7, 2011 - Al Ihsan Charity Center volunteer Kawsaor Miah sets a plate of biryani for those attending Iftar at the Ahmed Mohammad Saeed Mosque in Ajman City. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Almost every night these men gather an indoor majlis, between a gents saloon and a cafeteria, where they can escape the heat inside or drink tea, plays cards and talk outside in the Al Nakeel neighborhood near the Gold Souk in Ajma???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Almost every night these men gather an indoor majlis, between a gents saloon and a cafeteria, where they can escape the heat inside or drink tea, plays cards and talk outside in the Al Nakeel neighborhood near the Gold Souk in Ajma???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Lincoln Shil moved from Bangladesh four months ago. Now he works as a barber in the Al Rehab Hair Cutting Saloon in the Al Nakeel neighborhood near the Gold Souk in Ajman City. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Lincoln Shil moved from Bangladesh four months ago. Now he works as a barber in the Al Rehab Hair Cutting Saloon in the Al Nakeel neighborhood near the Gold Souk in Ajman City. (Jeff Topping/The National)
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Abdirazaq Amad and his brother Abdullah play on the beach while their mother Berlin shades herself with an umbrella on the beach in Ajman City. Originally from Somalia the family now lives in London and they were on a one month vac???
Ajman, August 8, 2011 - Abdirazaq Amad and his brother Abdullah play on the beach while their mother Berlin shades herself with an umbrella on the beach in Ajman City. Originally from Somalia the family now lives in London and they were on a one month vac???