Ok, so I went on the trip.
After 5 months, I came back to Portugal to renew my visa, I was able to shoot freely, film and digital, and i was not searched, getting inside or outside. I didn't feel totally comfortable shooting in the streets. Mostly I pretended to shoot landscapes when i actually was trying to capture some life scene. I never had any problems with anyone, but some cool people i came to know there confirmed that maybe it would be better for me to keep a very low profile while making street photography. So i did.
I took several cameras:
Nikon D60, as a digital
Contax T (the one i used the most, due to its invisibility)
Leica CL+summicron 40mm
I'll go back there for another 2 or 3 months, to fullfill my contract. In the meanwhile here are some samples i got so far.
I'll keep this thread alive, hope you enjoy. As a non-muslim, my access to certain key aspects of arab life were impeded to me.