Looking across the creek we could see the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, through the haze. If you take a Dune Safari Tour you also get the opportunity to go to the viewing platform at the top of the tower. I wasn’t tempted.
I enjoyed seeing all the lights on the high rise buildings over the other side of the creek. My favourite is the depiction of an Arab just like the one on the Dakkar trophy.
The Deira creekside looks wonderful at night with most of the dhows decorated with coloured lights. Many of the dhows are connected to hotels but others are independent. Dinners on board are very popular, we could see tables decorated in different ways and also vans bringing loads of food. One dhow was set up with an Egyptian theme, statues on shore formed a gateway and everyone had to walk through it to get on the boat.
One boat was a modern, sleek, white design and everyone on it was wearing conservative traditional dress. People on the lovely old wooden dhows varied in their nationalities and clothing styles. While the people on the flash new boat were enjoying what the modern world provided those on the old boat were appreciating the feeling of being in the past. Looked like a weird reversal to me.