Monday, 16 December 2019

Last night in Dubai December 16, 2019

What a day this was. I woke at 4:30 and started on email and blog until we left the Movenpick Hotel for breakfast. As always the promenade was full of activity such as everyday walkers complete with young families, young adults on two wheel motorized scooters, taxicabs cruising along looking for fares and all sorts of people on their way to the beach. Jumeirah Beach is a happening place just outside of the 'Old Dubai' which I will show at the end of this post. 
A must see in my view in any significant city is its museum, and here it is:

Doorway to Dubai Museum entry fee $1.00 Canadian



A Master builder and his apprentice

To protect the fort 
This fellow did the heavy slugging and appears to be quite happy in his work
The women are still covered from head to foot
Watch out for the spiked doorways to keep the invaders out
Just lying on the Great Wall of the Dubai Museum
A little billboard outside the Dubai Museum
All manner of herbs in this Souq
And then there is the Gold Souq
This a bracelet of gold and a diamond in the Gold Souq
Outside the many Souqs
Sheik Mohammed is still running the show in Dubai
Their pay telephone outside the Souq Markets












Outside the Souq vendors are in their shops ready to help you buy their wares. Inside the Souq these mostly young men are all over you with their precious jewels, herbs, textiles and assortment of foods and other items. This kind of shopping at first is entertaining however, one must know that this activity is the way their living is earned, and, they have been doing this for a very long time. I believe they also enjoy bartering with their shoppers; they never want you to walk away without a sale; moreover when the sale is not complete there are no hard feelings that I could see. This is a fascinating place in Old Town Dubai.



And of course back at Jumeirah Beach we have the Bentleys and Lamborghinis all parked and in full view. So long Dubai, I think we'll be back.

























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