23 May Dubai, old and new
Few places in my recent travels evoke such strong memories of adventure like the Dubai creek area of old Dubai. Arriving by means of an old wooden Abra boat to the spice markets that line Dubai Creek allows one to fully embrace this historical area of the souks with all of the senses. The aroma of spices compete with the beauty of the setting sun while the sounds of the muezzins chanting the call to prayers are heard from the minarets that tower over the mosques.
In contrast to Dubai Creek , the new Dubai is a place characterized by the Burj Khalifa (worlds tallest building) and it’s opulent wealth.