Along the Dubai Creek is the historic Dubai. One of the biggest construction project which is now implemented in Dubai, is the creation of another access to the sea in the south of of the city.
Therefore, the Dubai Creek is redirected around the Burj Khalifa and extended by means of an artificial sea access. Close to the Dubai Creek you find the traditional Gold Souk and the ancient Spice Market (Spice Souk).
Arriving at the port, we observe the Abras and Water bus, like the little ferry across the Dubai creek are called. Of particular interest are the dhows, the traditional sailing vessels.
Still today they are used for trade, mainly with the other emirates as well as with Iran, which is just 150 kilometers away on the other side of the Persian Gulf.
We take a dhow, which was rebuilt for tourist purposes and sail through the Creek.
The contrast between classical dhows and modern skyscrapers in the background could not be bigger and somewhat reminds us of Aberdeen Harbor in Hong Kong.
With one of the staff from the traffic operation we talk for a while about his life in Dubai. He comes from the Philippines and is in Dubai since 7 months. On the whole, he seems to be content.
Afterwards we visit the ancient Spice Market (Spice Souk), whose buildings belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Soon we are ask by a seller to visit his shop. He explains us the individual spices in detail until we buy something. We go on, but the game recurs soon.
For us it’s time to go. At the bus stop, which fortunately are all are air-conditioned in Dubai, our Philippine friend thinks that we should go to another metro station because of traffic jams. It would be rush hour now.
In the meantime, we are a little nervous, because no bus arrives for a long time and we should be at the airport. Finally it arrived, but before the desired metro station the bus stuck in a traffic jam. We had to walk one bus station back to another metro station, in the hope that our ticket would also be valid here.
(We possibly had not sufficient small change and did not want to struggle with another ticket machine). After out ticket was accepted, we are happy to go to the airport and to reach our plane on time.
With a last glance from the airbus A380 at the skyline of Dubai we leave the city.
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