Old Dubai

Our first impressions of Dubai were somewhat lukewarm but things are changing as we are back for a second visit here. As expected we just had to dig a bit deeper. First of all we used the excellent metro system and headed for the older part of Dubai where our accommodation is located. Di has done a marvellous job in finding this gem. It is an old heritage home converted to a guest house and it oozes with charm and character. 

A quick turnaround after check in and we were on our feet for a few hours exploring the gold souk, fish market and the women's museum. Around 7 pm we were starving and settled on a Somalian restaurant near our guest house. They had no menu but pulled a guy out from the kitchen who knew a bit of English. The choice was fish, beef or chicken. A leap of faith and we ordered the beef and fish. It quickly dawned on us that we were the centre of attention here. A couple of guys asked where we were from and a few words and smiles were exchanged. The patrons were all Somalian men and the discussions and talk over dinner was lively and engaging. The food was excellent and set us back under $20 including tip. A great dining experience for sure.

For the techies out there I should mentioned that today's post is done from my iPhone. We have left our laptop at Andrew's while we visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi for four days. The RAW files from my Fujifilm X-T1 have been processed in camera and converted to JPEGs which then are transferred via wifi to my iPhone 6S for further editing. This is a new workflow I can perform while travelling light. 

Metro along the highway

Metro along the highway

Women only in one end of the train

Women only in one end of the train

The Ahmedia Heritage Guest House

The Ahmedia Heritage Guest House

We found it

We found it

Putnam Station Inn level service at the front desk

Putnam Station Inn level service at the front desk

Lobby

Lobby

Working the lock for our room

Working the lock for our room

Old Dubai

Old Dubai

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