Published on 17 April 2014 by Wagdi Muzahem in Photo Essay
The days are long at Al-Khaled car wash, where employees work 11-hour-days, seven days a week, starting at 8 a.m. Mohsen Al-Alawdi opened the Al-Khaled car wash 20 years ago. It has been his source of income ever since. Opposite Al-Dailami school, Al-Khaled car wash is located near Al-Misbahi roundabout. Car washes are often sites of visible inequality, where laborers who are unlikely to ever set aside enough money to purchase a car wash vehicles of Sana’a’s middle and upper-middle classes. An actual car wash establishment charges between YR2,000 and 3,000 ($10-$15) per car. Those who wash cars independently, often on the streets, earn much less.