What to see in Dubai? Bastakia, Al-Fahidi and markets

That is why, immediately after the views from the XXII century, I decided to show you the most ancient part of the city - the Creek district, namely, the old fortress "Al-Fahidi" and the national quarter Bastakia. From the world of glass and concrete, where you need to lift your heads up, with a sharp movement to throw you into the narrow tangled streets, where you need to look at your feet, because there the goods of shopkeepers are laid out.

Frankly, we have already seen so many castles and fortresses that we were afraid: the next mossy museum museum or fortress would hardly impress us.

And yes, compared to Europe, this fortress is a tiny baby. To take it, you need three camels and a frying pan ... It would probably even be sad if a couple of decades ago, because of the threat of collapse, the fortress was not repaired and created at the bottom of a small museum of local lore.

In this museum, in addition to banal spear heads and broken shards, we found two finds from our time:

1. In the back walls of the rooms dedicated to crafts, where the standard implements of labor of one master or another were laid out, vertical plasma panels were slyly mounted, which at the moment of your peering inside turned on and began to show the master himself in the process of making the goods. Someone forged, someone ground grain, someone sewed. It turned out a natural immersion, the man seemed alive, and you immediately saw how exactly these or other objects were used.

2. In one of the rooms, the ribs of a wooden ship under construction stuck up. Spacious and impressive. And only a few minutes later you understood that only half of the vessel was actually recreated. Instead, the second half is a huge mirror, creating the illusion of a whole ...

And here is Bastakia. Some courtyards are open, you can climb to the roof, admire the views ...

Amused lamp housekeeper in an authentic ancient lantern ...

Across the river are completely different types ...

We went to the pier. Now we will sit on the boat, which is called the “arba” here, and for 1 dirham we will get over to the other side of the channel - to the markets ... Ready?

This we are still floating ... Nobody enters the market right away!

Markets in Dubai is an extremely dangerous thing. Firstly, there is nothing clear, and secondly, I really want this all. Even men. How women survive there, I can not even imagine.

For example, seven varieties of bananas - this is still understandable. But you also need it !!! All seven! Or, there, with a dozen kinds of dates. Try, please! And all sorts of papayas, guavas, lychees, mangoes, pitahai, rambutans, durians ... How can we pass by, if you can make a wish so many times?

Clove, saffron, cinnamon - this is also familiar. And this is what you have little black? It is necessary! Is it blue? Give two, it smells delicious!

Therefore, the machines are loaded approximately like these:

Spice Market. Guess something other than indigo?

Incense, you want - take it peeled, you want - with pieces, and get it out yourself ...

ABOUT! Cinnamon learned I see! Delighted! True, it is not really cinnamon, but its cheap version ...

We did not go to the gold market, so as not to tempt ... But there were enough shops along the way ... Do you want a kitchen apron?

Small shops:

- How much is the bracelet?
- 30 dirham!
- Wow! Go here!
- Eh! Wait! How much do you want?! Twenty? Yes, you stand! (Already on the street.) For fifteen take it!

Again edible ...

Fruit market. Coconut fresh do not want? Next - the fish market, but in the morning. Late ...

What of this is familiar?

This market is no longer on Scream. This is Souk Madinat Jumeirah near Venice Venice. Entourage…

However ... Stop wasting money! Let's go for a walk for free!

To be continued…

Watch the video: DUBAI - A different side. GOLD SOUK, MEENA BAZAR, DUBAI CREEK, AL SEEF (January 2020).

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