Sunday, October 15, 2006

Creativity is alive & well in Dubai

There's plenty of criticism about the level of creativity in Dubai, from advertising to architecture.

But if we take a little time to observe, there are creative people around displaying their skills. Just look at this fine example from outside a shop between the spice & gold souks in Deira.

For reasons that escape me there seem to be no Middle Eastern-looking store mannequins available (huge orders await the first company to market them). All the shops display blonde, blue eyed mannequins, which look very strange modelling local clothing.

Worse yet, this store obviously could only get a mannequin of a child. And that's where the creativity comes in - a black felt-tip pen, an artistic touch and voila, we have an adult Gulf National looking just the part displaying his traditional clothing.

9 comments:

Gautam said...

Hahahahah...!!!

Can't stop laughing..!!!

halfmanhalfbeer said...

LMAO!! Priceless!

Keefieboy said...

Yipp, looks totally like a local!

samuraisam said...

BWAHAHAHAHA

ahhh.... dubai.

Dubai Sunshine said...

HILARIOUS!

secretdubai said...

Fantastic!

Can you cross-post it on Souqwatch?

moryarti said...

Should have a sign under him saying "Got Oil?"...

(like the "Got Milk?" campaign)

nzm said...

Priceless!

Seabee said...

sd, I've already posted it on Soukwatch.