My stopover in the dessert city was as colourful as the city is multicultural. I was fortunate enough to be there whilst Sikka Art Fair dominated the Al Bastakiya area. In contrast to the modern vibes and expatriate-heavy culture of Sikka, the Heritage Village gave a wonderful insight into Dubai’s past in pictures and architecture. Of course, a trip to JBR will not be complete without spending Saturday on the Kite Beach, suffering from a Barasti hangover, and overlooking the mighty Burj Al Arab, the epitomic symbol of the city’s luxurious offerings.
The images above may not be what you expected Dubai to be like. When I step foot in the Sikka Art Fair, I was pleasantly surprised – Lebanese hip-hop DJs, truffle fries, and live music were in abundance. This was not the Dubai imagined, yet again re-iterating how it is often the most unassuming (and highly-documented places) that often take you by surprise.
In a totally unrelated note, I enjoy using VSCO to edit my photos – I’m a fan of the recent TAKUxVSCO preset release. Would love to hear people’s thoughts on photo editing software/apps!
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