The Souqs and Streets of Old Dubai

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.

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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.

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Store that just sells beads

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The Souq

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A dress begging to be picked

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Spicy. Red Madagascar Pepper

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Perfume oils

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A lamp for everyone

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Strange indeed

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Gold Souq

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Abra, a traditional boat made of wood. Used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek

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Drowning upside down

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Poser

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Alley Cats

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Alley Cats

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Ear extension

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