Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dubai Creek

Our tour also included a boat trip down the Dubai Creek. First, ignore the word creek. At one time perhaps it would have fit our definition of creek but now, it’s a river. Once the center for pearl diving and fishing, it has become a large port where ships come from all over the region. Goods are brought in and repacked to send out to ports all over the region (our shipments all came through Dubai, then sent on to Doha). They still have abras, river boat taxis, plying the river, carrying people from up and down and back and forth across the creek.

I really like the picture of the building with the glass front. You can see the far side of the river as well as our small dhow as we sailed down the creek. I thought it was kinda cool.

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