PhotoPOSTcard: The Colorful Dhows on Dubai Creek

Most of the dhows on Dubai Creek looked a little worse for wear, like the one on the left. I am sure all the resources and energy go into loading and transporting goods. One of the exceptions, was the dhow on the right which really stood out with its freshly painted exterior, showing the true colors and details of what a dhow should be. I especially liked how the hanging laundry coordinate so well with the colors of the painted trim on the dhow.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Traditional Abras on Dubai Creek

Taking a traditional abra ride across Dubai Creek from one side to the other is probably the most authentic and least expensive Dubai experience you can have. Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: Traditional Abras on Dubai Creek”

Finding Old Dubai – A Walk Along Dubai Creek

Take a walk along Dubai Creek and explore its two sides to find remnants of old Dubai. It is along the shores of Dubai Creek that the area was settled in the 1830’s, and it is here where I was able to still find some examples of traditional Dubai. On the south side of the creek is the Bur Dubai neighborhood where I explored the Al Fahidi Historical area, the Dubai Museum and the Bur Dubai Souq. Then, after taking a ride across the creek on a traditional abra to the northern Deira side, I explored the exotic Spice and Gold Souqs.

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PhotoPOSTcard: A Glimpse of Old Dubai

New Dubai is shiny and high tech. But along the Dubai Creek you can still get an occasional glimpse of Old Dubai. Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: A Glimpse of Old Dubai”