December 2nd is a day celebrated in the UAE that signifies the leaders or the UAE coming together as one nation. Living in this country for over 24 odd years or so, this place is officially my home, having never really lived in either Pakistan or the Philippines. Usually my girls and I, will drive around Jumeirah beach road, and watch all the cars that have been decorated with the Sheikh’s faces, flags, and arabic poetry. It really is a sight to see ! You’ve got everything from antique cars to the latest bugattis side by side. It’s the ultimate car fest, some even going out by blinging their cars in swarovski crystals with the UAE colors.
This time round, I wanted to get into the history a little bit deeper and paid a visit to the Heritage Village with my family. There’s a little museum inside and it’s a photographic exhibition of the leaders of the UAE and it’s people.
I found a section dedicated to folklore and the women of this desert and found it strikingly beautiful. I took some pictures that I just fell in love with and wanted to share it with you all.
Seriously I was blown away by the size of this anklet !!!!
We’re definitely talking about some serious bling here !
This place is definitely not to be missed if you want to get in touch with the roots of this country. We were initially debating between hitting JBR, but I’m so glad I chose a more historical perspective.
And we then finished this amazing night with some amazing food at the Al Yemen Restaurant in Abu Hail. Succulent oven baked lamb shoulder, and a beautifully rich shrimp curry ! We did it real traditional and sat on the floor just like how ppl did in the old days !