The Bohra's are a population of approximately 1 million worldwide. Most of this community resides in India, Pakistan, East Africa and is scattered around the West. The community hosts their 10 days of Muharram (An important Islamic month) in various countries around the world. This year its Tanzania. Slowing economic growth has lead to falling house rentals and businesses suffering from lack of business and hence, the Bohra event has been a welcoming break for Dar Es Salaam's resident.
Landlords, taxi & bajaj drivers, food vendors to car rentals - everyone is experiencing a boost in their income. Of course residents, especially of Upanga are complaining about traffic jams and blocked roads, but surely this is a minor issue.
Here are some pictures I took when driving through the neighborhood.