Dubai is still amazing. Just love this place and we will come back as we didn’t get to do all the things we wanted to do.
I just can’t believe that Dubai was once just a place of sand. What they have done has to be seen to be believed! I think you will agree when you see the following pictures.
We went to the Dubai museum and we learnt about the beginnings of Dubai and it’s people. The true Dubai natives are of African descent.
Mosques everywhere and all built differently. They have one, two or four minarets (towers), from where the people were called to prayer. They now use microphones and modern electronics!
Dubai Creek. It has been made bigger by dredging and widening.
Their version of the “Twin Towers” (Couldn’t move the boat for a better shot 🙂 )
The Old Fort. (Now a very interesting museum) The oldest building in Dubai – 17th Century. Most ‘modern’ buildings are demolished after 30 years due to weathering.
In days gone by – For women only – the bathroom/toilet. The men had to go outside in the wide open spaces!
This is how they stored their water. The ‘tank’ is made of wood and HUGE.
What is this you might be asking? Well it a musical instrument worn by men (like a skirt). It is covered by part of sheep hoofs (toe-nails)? When worn, it rattles and makes ‘music’.
CLOSER! From the front.
CLOSER STILL! Helipad. Anyone for Tennis!?
JUMEIRAH HOTEL on the ‘PALM’
The PALM – man-made Islands.
Close up, showing the curves of the building. Rob and I just love the buildings in Dubai.
Why did I take this picture? Well, this number plate has only three numbers and is worth hundreds of thousands of Dirhams! Way more than what the car is worth (and notice the make of the car!) The Sheik has number plate – “1”
SUNRISE on the day of our departure.
This is our last post.
Thank you to all of you who have ‘shared’ our adventure with us. We appreciated your comments, prayers and for looking at our blog on a regular basis.
Would I do a blog again? Yes! Even though I took thousands of pictures (Yes that’s right. I am too scared to count how many!) it was good to be able to pick some of them to share with you all.
Saves us having a ‘come and see our pictures’ night!!! Phew, I hear you say 🙂