Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Creek, Dubai

Ancient Dhows, The Creek, Dubai
Late this afternoon (Tuesday) I found myself in a tall garage overlooking The Creek which is a small river that runs through the city of Dubai. The ancient boats known as dhows below come in from Iran and Mumbai bringing goods into the city.  The dhows, were docked next to the Spice Souk (Market) which is strewn with hemp bags opened showing the various spices for sale. It is quite fascinating the way this city can be so cosmopolitan and yet retain ties to the old world.

I ran out of time and was not able to make any images in the market so that will have to wait until next time....

Here is a link to info on the Dhow.....http://www.thenational.ae/guide/historical/the-making-of-a-nation/dhows/

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