Sunday, October 01, 2006

More Dubai pictures

Yesterday I took the Big Bus Tour of Dubai, which is a really good way to see the city:

Dhows being unloaded at the Dhow Wharfage along the Deira side of Dubai Creek. These vessels carry goods to and from other parts of the Middle East as well as India and Pakistan. Larger vessels dock at Dubai's two main ports, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali. The smaller dhows continue to use the traditional wharfs alongside the creek.

The Burj al Arab pokes up from behind the Madinat Jumeirah. I'd love to stay at either of these places one of these days, but right now they're both just a little out of my budget range.

Condominium towers under construction along the Dubai Marina. The lagoon is man-made.

Another cluster of high-rises under construction along Sheikh Zayed Road. These towers are part of the ambitious Business Bay development.

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