Ed and I were residents of Karama for the longest time before we decided to relocate in Deira last year. If not for the convenience of living near my new workplace, we could still be in K-town (as my blogger friend Ken Surat fondly calls Karama neighborhood).
Karama grew so much on us. Hence, we are always ecstatic every time we hear developments in the district we previously called home; like the opening of Carrefour, Vox Cinema and Jollibee (Hahah!) in a shopping mall nearby!
Recently, we were surprised with the unveiling of the street art installation in Karama Souk! I have to admit, the souk area is not my favorite in the neighborhood. But the impressive murals made me want to revisit the narrow alleys of fake designer bags and clothes. So, off we went!
|one of the murals up close|
|The Falcon - a symbol of the UAE|
|a mural that depicts Dubai's pearl diving tradition|
The remarkable artworks on the walls of apartment buildings, just above the infamous stores, were created by prominent Malaysian street artists. They turned the old and dusty shopping complex into an open air gallery!
|Karama Souk got a major face lift!|
|My two favorites among the 24 murals!|
|Karama definitely rocks!|
So, now, Karama isn't just the place where you can buy fake stuff (which I don't promote) and where you can go on a foodie hunt (which I highly recommend). It also became a district where you can appreciate urban art! It's amazing! My grainy iPhone photos don't do justice. I suggest, visit Karama 18b street and see the street art paintings for yourself.
|an intricate mural of a lion|
|Under the sea painted above the land!|