Sharjah Food Festival ’09

“Feed Your Mind”.  This was this year’s theme for the Sharjah Food Festival, which took place between March 19-28, at Al Qasba – the hottest cultural and family entertainment hub in the U.A.E.  We went last Friday, when the weather was just perfect:  cool winds and light drizzling.

Photographed by Nadia Masood

The Drummers/Chefs

The food parade:  corn, sandwich, pineapple and strawberry.

The food parade: corn, sandwich, pineapple and strawberry.

Stuffed Toys

Stuffed Toys

Fun rides for kids.

Fun rides for kids.

Plants for sale.

Plants for sale.

The mosque at sunset.

The mosque at sunset.

I couldn't take pictures of the food stalls and restaurants because the women were around food.

I couldn't take pictures of the food stalls and restaurants because the women were around food.

Cooking Show

Cooking Show

Creating a chocolate Eiffel Tower

Creating a chocolate Eiffel Tower

Check out more pictures posted by Eugene, another UAE-based blogger,  here.  You can also find pictures from my previous trips to Al Qasba here and here.  And to learn more about what’s happening all over the world, click on the image below.

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32 Responses to Sharjah Food Festival ’09

  1. How colorful! Very nice post!

  2. ewok1993 says:

    that looks like a fun festival; so much food and photo opps to be had.

    enjoy the week.

  3. Fishing Guy says:

    Nadia: The beauty of your world is captured with your wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing with My World.

  4. Guy D says:

    Absolutely fantastic myworld post, it was almost like being there.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

  5. Sujatha says:

    Sigh, that seems like a lot of fun! Reminds me of India so much!

  6. Geogypsy says:

    What a fun looking festival, so bright and diverse. Hope you were well fed. The mosque looks lovely in the warm light. Great captures. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. sylvia says:

    These are gorgeous photos, Nadia! What fun! Wish I could be there! Thanks for a really beautiful look at “your world”.

  8. Francesca says:

    I find these pictures very beautiful! I mean: those in this post and those in your previous posts you’ve linked.
    It’s like I’m feeling the relaxing/joyful atmosphere…
    And how beautiful buildings and glimpses of the city, what a colorful fair and attractions.
    Thanks for the very nice description! It’s not the first time I’m reading your blog, and I like to go on following it.
    Greetings from Italy.
    Francesca.

    Francesca, welcome to the blog! Wow, I didn’t realize I have a reader from Italy. This is so cool 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting!

  9. SandyCarlson says:

    That’s a beautiful atmosphere and loads of fun.

  10. Pagan Sphinx says:

    Oh, how I”d love to be there with all that wonderful food and the colors and sounds.

  11. Arija says:

    A very colourful festival. Love the mosque photo and lonely restaurant.

  12. Indrani says:

    These are such fun shots, Nadia. Children must have enjoyed the event thoroughly.

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  14. Abid says:

    Looks interesting. Any other nice events taking place in the near future (in the next day or two)?

    My mom would like to know of some cool things to do while she is there for a couple days!

    -Abid

    Unfortunately, there’s nothing interesting scheduled for the next few weeks 😦 Maybe it’s because of the weather: too much dust and rain.

  15. Aadil says:

    Wow!! I love these fresh, colorful pictures!

    You must’ve had lots of fun.
    You rock as a photographer and of course as a writer! 🙂

  16. Ubaid says:

    I WISH I COULD BE THERE =( !!

    this looks so awesomly good !!

  17. Sumera says:

    Looks fab! Did you sample any of the yummy foods? 😀

    Coffee and cinnamon doughnuts 🙂

  18. mubi says:

    YUMM yum the flu is givin me the worst food cravings ever!!!

    the plants on sale and the rides for kids wud be my fav :p and the Eiffel tower too 😀

    Get well soon!

  19. Ubaid says:

    can u pls check out this:

    http://beyondthecanvas.blogspot.com

    =) !!

    thanks…

  20. Clara says:

    It looks like a fun time. Too bad we couldn’t have seen pix of the food stalls. I’m sure they were as amazing as that chocolate Eiffel Tower.

  21. Tabib says:

    Colourful and happy festival. You capture the mood very good!

  22. Esther Garvi says:

    Festivals can be so much fun!!

  23. Farhana says:

    As-salaamu’alaykum my dear sister,

    Wow.. what a cool festival! I love the fruit/veggies.. LOL@the corn.. haha how cute.

    Thanks for sharing, it’s nice to see what’s happening on the other side of the world.

    Love, Farhana

    Walaikum Assalam, Sis Farhana. Welcome to the blog! 🙂

  24. Hajar Alwi says:

    Assalamualaikum sis,

    *oohhh, rather surprising to see sister Farhana lurking hours before me… *

    Anyway, brilliant photography! Dang! I would have thought it was a Mardi Gras parade until I read … DUBAI?! Thanks for sharing this colorful & should I say, yummy fest.? 🙂

    Walaikum Assalam, Sis. Mardi Gras parade? LOL – this would be the micro-mini version of that! Nevertheless, it was indeed fun and colorful 🙂

  25. Erin says:

    beautiful captures of the fair. looks like it was a fun event and the many activities…wow.
    liked that chocolate scuplture of the eifel tower…yum and of course all the other events.

  26. Glennis says:

    Great festival, looks like lots of fun. I see you couldn’t photograph the food stalls because the women were around, are you not allowed to photograph the women or are women not allowed to be around the food?

    LOL – women are allowed to be around food, of course 🙂 Actually, I try not to include people in my pictures, specially women who observe hijab, unless I ask permission first. It’s my way of respecting their privacy.

  27. Denis Eugene Arackal says:

    Thanks for the link Nadia. (smiles)

  28. Faisal Jaan says:

    The third last picture is an artistic masterpiece. If you have a high resolution camera (which one expects from you), then you can send it to a competition. I can bet you will win a prize.
    🙂

  29. mariamellie says:

    Nadia dear, what a lovely event! Wish I can make a visit one day! =)

  30. Haleem says:

    wow looks lovely, and great pictures.

    Doesn’t look like the recession hit Sharjah, you guys are having fun! 😀

  31. Asma Ahsan says:

    Looks great – very good pics too! You get better day by day at photography – very very good takes!

    I missed it though – I was in Pakistan at that time. 😦

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