You enter a different world as you walk along Baniyas Road in Dubai. My great grandfather owned several schooners in the early nineteen hundreds and I often wondered what they were shipping and what the scene would look like back then. Baniyas road in Dubai may be a bit of a hint. The vessels here looks as if they have weathered many a storm on the Arabian Gulf. The docks were lined with electronics, air conditioners and washing machines bound for Iran. We spoke with several guys who worked hard stocking the boats. They were all friendly to share information with the limited English they had to offer.