August 16 2011- Shahama, UAE - August 16 2011 - Shahama, UAE - Saber Saeed (7) is originally from Somalia but lives in Al-Bahia. He memorizes the Koran during afternoon class at the Islamic Centre for Memorization of the Koran in Old Shahama. "I want to learn the Koran because it is the word of God", Saber states confidently. (Razan Alzayani / The National)
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Bizan Alrahman from Comilla, Bangladesh "drills" 110kg of Harees (local dish made of beaten meat and barley) at Emirates Guest Cook. The restaurant prides itself on making one of the best Harees dishes in the emirates???
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Saif nuzzles up to "Ajeeb" (slang in Arabic for 'awesome'), his favourite racing horse at the Shahama Equestrian Club. A resident of Al-Rahba, he keeps three horses at the stables to train them for races and ???
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi:Despite the humidity, Sugun "Doctor" Singh, 41, from Udaipur, India bathes horses everyday to cool them down at the Shahama Equestrian Club. Sugun learnt how to handle horses in India but has learnt so much here that h???
August 16, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Lina Aliyata, 31, from Cagayan, Philippines takes her employer's children, Abdelaziz, 1, and Abdulrahman, 6, out for a short walk around the block half an hour prior to Iftar. "I love living in Shahama, I've made many???
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Ayaz Ali, 25, from Sindh, Pakistan kills time and attempts to escape the heat under the shade of a dainty tree in Old Shahama. He has been living in the UAE for four years and works as a truck driver for '6 Construct???
August 14, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Bizan Alrahman, 29, from Comilla, Bangladesh (Left), Roughallah Taj-Mohammad,30, from Kabul, Afghanistan (Centre) and Mohammad Ashok Kamal Hussein, 20, from Peshawar, Pakistan (Right), work in the kitchen of Emirates???
August 14, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Ali Hamali, 20, a student with ADNOC lifts weights at the Bright Falcon Body Building Centre in New Shahama. Ali is a resident of Shamkha but comes to this gym because he prefers the trainer at this gym. Razan Alzaya???
August 17, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Fajer Al-Hossani plays with her cousin Sheikha Al-Ghaithi, 2, while Shaima Al-Hossani, 11, attempts to pull her back. Her other cousin Fatima Al-Hossani, 10, stares and laughs. The cousins have all gathered to eat If???
August 16, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Sarkai Khan and Abdulrahman Khan, 15, break their fast with watermelon at their home in Old Shahama. "I was the first Pakistani in Shahama 20 years ago, but I have lived in the UAE for 37 years. UAE to me is like Pesh???
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Ali Saeed Al-Mazrooi greets a passer-by along a roundabout in Old Shahama prior to Iftar. Mohammad is originally from Oman but has lived in the UAE for 40 years. He has spent the last four years living in Sha???
August 15, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Aisha Ali (L) from Hyderabad, India applies henna to Marlyn Espinas (R) from Manilla, Philippines. Both women are employees at the Tulip Ladies Beauty Centre in New Shahama and have barely any customers during the day???
August 17, 2011 - Shahama, Abu Dhabi: Jum'aa Al-Hossani breaks his fast with his grandchildren at their home in Old Shahama. Jum'aa is the headmaster at Abdelkader school in Shahama. He has lived in Shahama since 1985. He loves the area because it is safe???