Monday, 12 January 2015

Pearl Diving

Today is Monday and it the day for the Monday Mural theme.

Thank's to the World longest graffiti scroll (Rehlatna) I have many details to share on every Monday for next couple of months :)
This week, we have a detail which is showing another cultural value of UAE.

Pearl Diving...

It was economically very important in the 1800s in the region. it was done by locals. The pearls were used to trade for goods. Even though it is very dangerous, Today cultured pearl is dominant in the market in these days. Today very few people still dive in traditional way.

If you want to learn more about pearl diving and experience it by yourself, there are some Pearl Diving Tours. During the tour, there are experienced divers who can pass all the information and their stories about pearl diving. At the end you can dive in a traditional way. If you are lucky enough you may find your own pearl. They say, you can keep it as souvenir. :)

Here is one short interview with Emirati Pearl Divers,


  1. I like the style of this section of the mural. I look forward to more!

  2. The fire pink sky is a great background for the action. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.