So we've stopped off here for a few days on the way to Australia. My friend that we've stayed with was one of the people I met when I lived here and we've stayed in touch down through the years.
But it has been strange - such changes.
|Dubai World Trade Centre |
as I remember it in the 80s
|And now, with the Burj Khaleefa in the background|
But not only the workplaces have changed - where my friend lives is in a huge modern complex about half an hour out of the city centre. The mix of modern and old is overwhelming.
|Dubai Marina lit up at night like a jewelled necklace|
|Isn't this a lovely idea to brighten up rubbish bins?|
|Burj Al Arab and the Emirates Hotel|
|Part of an old Portuguese Tower now housing Dubai Museum|
|In the Spice Souk|
|A Sunni Mosque|
|A Shi'ia Mosque with its Iranian style turret|
|An Abra crossing the Creek|
|Indian Wedding Jewellery in the Gold Souk|
|At Jumeirah Beach today with the Burj Al Arab in the background|
|Kite surfers at the Beach|
|And this is the house that I used to live in... wow!!|
Couldn't believe it was still standing well it nearly isn't - the whole road
is being demolished making way for new buildings
And it had been added on to several times in the years grown considerably since my days in it.
I have to tell you it was a very unsettling experience.