As I strolled along the bustling harbor of Dubai Creek, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement in the air. The smell of spices and seafood wafting through the air, the sound of bargaining and haggling coming from the bustling souks, and the sight of traditional wooden boats bobbing in the water all added to the vibrant atmosphere.
But let’s be real, the real highlight of my walk was the people watching. I saw everything from tourists in designer sunglasses and flip flops, to local merchants in traditional garb, to even a camel casually strolling by (seriously, who brings a camel to the harbor?).
As I made my way to the famous Deira Old Souk Abra Station, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight of tourists struggling to climb aboard the traditional wooden boats known as “abra.” It was like watching a group of clumsy elephants trying to navigate a narrow tightrope.
And let’s not forget about the infamous “fake designer handbag” vendors. I swear, these people must have a sixth sense for spotting tourists because they seemed to appear out of nowhere, shoving knock-off Louis Vuitton bags in my face. “Real leather, real cheap” they shouted, as if they were trying to sell me a used car.
But despite the chaos and madness that is the harbor of Dubai Creek, there’s a certain charm and allure to it. It’s a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and people all coming together to create an experience unlike any other. So, if you ever find yourself in Dubai, make sure to take a stroll along the harbor of Dubai Creek. Just be prepared for a wild ride.