Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mini Manila






Often referred to as Mini Manila, Satwa is home to thousands of Filipino expatriates in Dubai. As one walks through the narrow lanes of the locality, one cannot help but notice the popularity of Satwa as a preferred area for residence among the community.

There are about 280,000 to 400,000 Filipino expatriates in UAE mostly located within Dubai. And within Dubai, you may get a feeling that almost all of the Filipino community lives in Satwa! Al Hudaiba Street in Satwa is also referred to among the Filipino community as Dubai's 'Little Quiapo' after Manila's busiest commercial district.


So the next time you feel like a
Daing na bangus, a chicken apritada or a helping of Bulalo, head down to Satwa to get the real Filipino experience.

7 comments:

SEO Dubai said...

The Bokeh technique used in these photographs is excellent.

jelb said...

bonsoir,
great serie of instant portraits..Nice composition..bravo!

Ash said...

Nice!

honeybhing23 said...

nice photos of my kababayan..

lorelie humpage said...

I lived in Dubai for four years and I miss the place and friends.Thank you for making this blog..can I make a request? Can you feature the Scuba Diving in Dubai as most of Instructors are Filipinoes..thank you in advance..

Dubai Photo Story said...

Hi Lorelie,

thank you for the comment. Would love to feature Scuba diving on my blog. Will contact you.

Freedom FaithNet Global....MY JOURNEY said...

Great posting. You mentioned Satwa where most Filipino live. I am curious if there are Filipino organization I can get in touch. My Grand Mentor will be in Dubai end of June. He is one of those helping out OFWs. Please let me know. This is my email leydo@yahoo.com

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