Ship Shape For The Persian Gulf
The pictures don’t show it but this was around mid-day and the temperature on the Dubai Creek was hitting the high 30s.
There was a slight breeze on the Creek though and the beautiful colours of this traditional sailing craft were soothing too.
Plenty of interesting decorative detail to customise the boat and everywhere you looked there were fascinating shapes to see.
Only a short taxi ride away in a sleek Lexus was the glittering mecca of conspicuous wealth – the Mall of the Emirates. And overhead, huge jets were swooping in to the ever expanding international airport that is serving the development of the United Arab Emirates so well. But here on the creek, traditional craft like the one above ply a more traditional trade as they sail back and forth across the Persian Gulf between Dubai and Iran.
Here’s a crew member putting aside the commercial, maritime imperative and instead answering the traditional call to prayer.