Kushti means wrestling (in Pakistani I believe) and each friday evening, in the Deira area of Dubai, Pakistani labourers gather to either participate in or watch the action.
Its a weird mix of strong men, theatre, sand and bagpipes and is definitely worth a look if your in town. As well as being a very different photo opportunity its also a great and very different cultural experience, not the normal Dubai style day out
I found out about it through a Gulf Photo Plus organised photo walk. Here are a couple of my very few decent shots.
Others can be found here along with photo information in the picasa pageshttps://picasaweb.google.com/ianganderton/20110520GPPPhotoWalkDubaiFishVegtableFruitMarketPlusKushtiWrestling?authkey=Gv1sRgCKXLr9HR1dGj9QE&feat=directlink
It was a learning day for me. New camera and trying to think about the photos I was taking which is not normally something I’d do.
I know these arent great photos but I’m not displeased with them, they tell a nice story I think. CC welcome but go a bit easy on me