On This Day . . .
Our second day, March 24. 2015 we spent exploring along the Dubai Creek. We used the HOHO bus to get to the various places we wanted to see. We first stopped at the Old Souk, where all types of goods were for sale and adjacent to the textile market. The population of Dubai is mostly 85% expatriate, so only 15% are citizens. The men wear a long white robe called a dishdash and the head scarf of the citizens is caledl a keffiyeh. The women wear the traditional black abaya, a long robe and a head scarf. Leaving the Old Souk we traveled to the other side of the creek to the Spice Souk. Here bulk spices were sold as well as other household goods. We ended our trip with an hour ride on the creek in a Dhow, the traditional boats of the area. On the trip both the old and the new buildings can be seen on both sides of the creek.