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The Good Ol’ Days

May 31, 2009

After our abra ride we walked through the textile souk and went to the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort. Video of all that will come in the next post (wasn’t able to get it loaded today).
DubaiMapThis is a three dimensional map of Dubai in the early days. I don’t think there was a label giving a specific date and even if there was I didn’t read it. Anyway, the dark brown area is the oldest part of the city and at the time depicted here, the only city. It is called Bur Dubai now, which means “mainland Dubai” to distinguish it from Deira, which came later and is across the Creek. Below is the same map, but I’ve added an arrow to show approximately where we live now. Once upon a time it was nothing but sand and brush. Now it is high rise apartments and hotels. DubaiMap2

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