Of all the tents and booths that I've visited in the recently concluded Falconry Festival held at Al Jahili Fort, this is the one that I liked most. I was on my way to the arena when I spotted this Emirati man in kandura and guthra tied in hamdaniya. He's alone in the majlis with some dried date palm fronds beside him while weaving few pieces of it. My mind was busy making a guess whether he's making a makabbah, jafeer or soroud, when all of the sudden I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was JM, my youngest son. He reminded me to take some snaps.
I was about to press the shutter for the 2nd shot when I saw him looking at me. Suddenly, I became hesitant to press the shutter again. I was surprised to see him smiling. I heard him shouting "Yalah, sawi shuwra!" That was what I've been waiting for, thus, the second shot.