From Deira to Jumeirah - Dubai so different
• From Deira to Jumeirah - so different to Dubai
In spite of all the achievements of the "oil of technological progress", the most famous city of the United Arab Emirates has not lost the remnants of traditional oriental face. And let Dubai has become too eclectic, even if there is almost no old buildings (this is difficult to forgive), even more in ten years we will see a completely changed the metropolis; been there, do not cease to admire all this explosive mixture. A mixture of strict traditionalism, cosmopolitanism and techno-futuristic.
Here is the place where once begun Dubai. Fort on the bay, now turned into a museum. Incidentally, the name of the town derives from the word "Diba," which means - locusts. So, Dubai - "saranchushka". Once upon a time, the locust was considered an exquisite delicacy.
Inside the fortress-museum is very comfortable. We laid on the sand of the boat - the main industrial transport fishermen. Imagine - only about a century ago Dubai was a dreary fishing village.
Almost Tussauds. Installing the difficult life of the Bedouins.
Well, be that as it may, today Dubai Creek Bay looks like.
The cult of personality in all its glory. Left Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Khalifa ibn right Zayed Al Nahyan. Handsome.
The gates of the presidential residence (or resident prezidentsii?).
Around strolling peacocks, periodically stepping on irrigation hoses.
Peacock shepherd at work.
One of the areas of the "old" city - Bur Dubai. By the way, the fortress-museum there. And here is today the average street.
Tile shines and shimmers in the sun.
The mosque - truly a sacred place for every Muslim. It is amazing to see how in the middle of the day, a lot of people, hearing the singing of the muezzin, rushes to the sound. More surprising at 5.30 am in the midst of complete silence suddenly hear the sound.
Here is a group of immigrants from Pakistan sat "a chat about matters vital" after namaz. By the way, the vast majority of the Emirates - South Asia.
Oriental Tale beckons you to showcase each store.
You can turn off the street, spudded in any yard and see it beautiful. Of course, this will meet in Morocco and Tunisia, and in the former Soviet Union, but still. Amazing mood.
Here Samarkand on a separate area of Dubai.
To move from Bur Dubai across the bay in another area of the city - Deira - use diesel boats Abra, performing the role of the ferry.
The fare is only one dirham, in our opinion it is about eight and a half rubles. In return you will be offered a cloud of diesel exhaust and a bench from which you can admire the bay and waterfront.
That's the Deira - vain, crowded, confused and wonderful.
People either waiting for the bus at the last stop, or simply watching the swarming doves. You can search in the nose and delve into the mind of the universe.
Typical crossroads between the streets of Deira. The mosque and the surrounding shopping arcades, rows and rows again. And the constant construction.
What do you think, where the largest concentration of seals was spotted?
Around the Al Mamzar Beach, the most significant in the eastern part of the city. Oh, why there are so many representatives mimimishnyh family, it is not clear.
On the beach, the traditional - "Louis Vuitton inexpensive nnnada?"
Hence, even if not very good visibility (which is a common thing in Dubai) is viewed with a sinister spire Downtown Burj Khalifa.
And in the south-west of Dubai (and here it is considered prestigious direction) stationed Jumeirah. This is where the focus of the bourgeois way of life and things epicurean. It is here, if not further away from the bustle of the city, eager to leave the indigenous people.
SUV - favorite type of car in the Emirates. The larger and more powerful, the better. Barriers to this no no - the local population means allow, and gasoline costs a penny. In this regard, diesel cars are almost never occur.
The road from Deira through the business center and further - to the Dubai Marina and artificial islands - Palm Jumeirah and The World.
The bus stops in Dubai made in the same style. And all are air conditioned. A trifle, but nice. In general, all for the benefit of the people.
Road signs and pointers.
"Sail" is white alone in the mist of the sea.
But everything is much more prosaic. Hotel Burj Al Arab impregnable. If you have not booked a room there or book a tour (yes, there simply drive to admire the barbaric luxury), met only with the striker and the guards, forbidden even to photograph these things.
Another oasis - Madinat Jumeirah. The resort town with lots of channels. Little Venice, of course, as it is also called.
Hotel "Atlantis" at the top (as viewed from above) of the artificial island "Palm Jumeirah". Two-storey suite, which occupies the entire space above the arch, will cost you $ 25,000 per day.
But watch the sunset on the Gulf - is priceless.