Friday, April 3, 2009

The tradition of fishing

Over the years in Dubai, I had never ever come across a local Emarati fisherman so it was quite an exciting sight to see this young Emarati fixing his nets on the beach.
Dubai is steeped in the tradition of fishing and it was interesting to see that a lot of this tradition is still evident. The young man spent almost 4 hours all by himself weaving a net while his toddler played alongside in the sand. As I started talking to him, it was evident to me that this young man was well educated and well traveled.

But he was so passionate about his family's traditional occupation - fishing. He told about the boats that he keeps and a few interesting stories from his experiences.

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Anonymous said...


These are nice photos. Surprising that this guy is still using a manual process to make nets to today's modern mechanized and automated world.

lavenderlady said...

Great pictures. I enjoyed reading the information you provided in the link.

Pacey said...

This is a hard day's work in making the net, I also once tried to help making some fish net,though 'twas just for the record -- not really serious. Thanks for the visit. You do have an interesting blog too.

Tracer said...

nice dubai blog.
i have never seen a traditional fisherman as well although i go from time to time to jumeirah fishing ports to buy fresh catch.

Joy said...

It must have been very interesting to watch him. Did you learn a few tricks?

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One World Travels said...

Wow, this is a very rare sight. Not many visitors to Dubai get to see this, the essence of Dubai. Glad you clicked pics and posted them up here Wizard!
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The Wizard of D said...

Thanks guys.

What impressed me was the sheer passion the guy showed for his trade. He seemed very well educated and could have been easily drawn into Dubai gold hunt!

He could have been a developed, a real estate agent, a banker.. anything else!

Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

I saw your comment about Secret Dubai is only visible when you travel, so what you should do is use Google Reader!

Possibly Twitter will do same job, I am just starting to check out it's capabilities.

Contact me if you need any further guidance on installation.

Ash said...

Very interesting images and writing.

Thanks so much for visiting me!

The Wizard of D said...

Rupert: Thanks... figured out Google reader... works like magic!!


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