Old DubaiMarch 28, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates
This morning I went on a historical and cultural walking tour of the older part of Dubai. While I waited for the tour to start I went into this lovely tea shop and had a "blooming" tea. The waitress dropped what looked like a ball of dry grass into a glass teapot of hot water. As I watched the ball opened and bloomed into a bunch of flowers that flavored the tea. So lovely and refreshing.
The tour started at the Dubai museum which is housed in the restored Al Fahaidi fort. We then walked through the old town and visited a coffee museum. We tried some freshly brewed coffee and Mohammad (the guide) talked to us about Dubai history and cultural practices. A short boat ride across the creek, took us to a gold souk (market) and a spice souk. A fascinating tour that took almost four hours to complete and contributed to the 16,000 steps I walked today!Read more