I am an Indian expatriate in Dubai. I know what you’re thinking! And you’re probably partially right. While my job and life keeps me on the newer side of this city, I am constantly drawn to places where it all started. These photographs were clicked during an afternoon stroll in old Dubai. Multi-national crowds, ancient trades and spice shops that take you a million light-years away from the Dubai that you see in your head.
Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market made up of several narrow lanes which are lined with open and closed-roof stores. Stores in the Spice Souk sell a variety of fragrances and spices from frankincense and shisha to the many herbs used in Arabic and South Asian food.
Store that just sells beads
A dress begging to be picked
Spicy. Red Madagascar Pepper
A lamp for everyone
Abra, a traditional boat made of wood. Used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek
Drowning upside down