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Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Two

Inside Dubai coin museum

Inside Dubai coin museum

Following on from my previous post, I present to you some photos of my recent wanderings around Bur Dubai and Deira in Dubai. This trip I enjoyed exploring the Dubai Coin Museum in Bastakia Quarter. I was amazed by the geographic range represented in the exhibits of coins, impressed by the age representation in the coins and the quality of the exhibits themselves.

Courtyard of the Coin Museum in Bustakiya

Courtyard of the Coin Museum in Bastakia Quarter

View towards Dubai Grand Mosque

View towards Dubai Grand Mosque

For the first time I took a ride across Dubai Creek in a local ferry. It was a calming experience and super cheap. I recommend it to anyone who is physically able to step onto a wooden boat.

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View back towards Bastakia

On Dubai creek

On Dubai creek

These blue boats are shipping vessels that bring consumer goods into Dubai

These blue boats are shipping vessels that bring consumer goods into Dubai

This was the 2nd time that I have explored Dubai souk. The first time was with a local and I bought a lovely brown carpet (that I’m sitting on right now as I write this). To wander it on my own was a different experience. I enjoyed exploring the different lanes that focus on different types of supplies for locals, including cooking utensils.

Utensils lane in Dubai souk

Utensils lane in Dubai souk

Who could resist taking a photo of this tower that looks like a face?

Who could resist taking a photo of this tower that looks like a face?

Spring has arrived! The last time that I was here the lawn was covered by people celebrating Diwali. This time it was just after Holi but very few people were on the lawn

Spring has arrived! The last time that I was here the lawn was covered by people celebrating Diwali. This time it was just after Holi but very few people were on the lawn

Related recent posts:

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/back-to-the-middle-east/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/exploring-bahrain/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/dubai-coffee-museum/

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/reflections-from-the-middle-east/

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8 comments on “Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Two

  1. thatemily
    March 26, 2015

    Great photos! Looks like such an interesting place to visit!

    • strivetoengage
      March 26, 2015

      Hi there! Many thanks for your kind comment. Yes, I agree that the Arabian Peninsula is a fascinating place to visit. Much of Dubai is ultra modern and bland but if you search there are some very interesting and more culturally significant places to enjoy

  2. janher
    March 26, 2015

    Indeed some really nice pictures!

    • strivetoengage
      March 26, 2015

      Thanks for the encouragement! The photos that I just saw on your blog are beautiful. I take mine on my phone so they are not very high quality or artistic unlike yours!

      • janher
        March 26, 2015

        Thank you very much. You still have great choices of motives and you use the phone camera in a good way!

  3. Pingback: Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Three | strivetoengage

  4. flahertylandscape
    April 7, 2015

    Dubai Creek, Deira, Bur Dubai–doesn’t it all take you back in history?

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