Day 2: Nothing like the day before
Day 1 was full of flashing lights, glamour, malls, and consumerism – but Day 2 was a complete 180-degree turn from the glitz and glam with stops at the beach, the Dubai Museum, the fish market, more rain!, Bastakiya, Bur Dubai Souk (a marketplace), and some awesome dinner. Despite all the new and shiny, it’s very apparent how much history lives in this city.
A rarity: a Dubai rain(bow)!
First stop: the beach (before the second batch of rain)
The fish and vegetable market.
Bastakiya and the Dubai Creek area
Bur Dubai Souk, a local semi-touristy marketplace.
The Dubai Museum
Lebanese Dinner: Wafi Gourmet Café
We finished the evening at the Irish Village, an area near the airport with a bunch of shops and bars where the band played Sweet Home Alabama. Goes to show just how much Dubai is a mix of people, identities, and cultures — and that no matter where you go in Dubai, you never know who or what you’re going to find.