A mother in Dubai cooks her family's lunch in their new kitchen building that is separate from the rest of the house. Her hands are adorned with henna in honor of the wedding she will attend this afternoon. She is covered from head to toe in her home today, as she is when out in public because she is entertaining guests from outside her family. As an indigenous citizen of the United Arab Emirates her family is entitled to a substantial subsidy from the government and jobs for the males in the household. Their high standard of living is a far cry from her parents' life as nomadic Bedouin camel herders of the desert. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (From a photographic gallery of images of kitchen images, in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, p. 54) (MODEL RELEASED IMAGE).
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