These two men come from the same city of Peshawar.
There are many Pakistani expatriates in Fujairah, employed driving taxis and trucks, gardening and in various trades.
These men are currently working in the Fujairah suburb of Faseel and they are relaying paving stones.
Now in October it is still very warm but one notices that the temperatures have dropped significantly.
Most outdoor workers wear a head covering, often continually doused in water to keep their heads cool.
While they are both Pashtun people, the man on the left has a traditional Pashto hat while the man on the right is wearing a ghutrah غترة which is called a keffiyeh كوفية in Palestine where it has become a powerful symbol of identity.
Most Emirati men in Fujairah wear a plain white ghutrah that is worn in different styles.
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Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Do you like my headdress?