Typically when I travel, I tend to stay away from places and experiences that I can get here in the United States. However, Dubai which is mainly known for its tall fancy building and luxurious lifestyle, offered very little of a unique experience. Also being an international/expatriate city, it was hard to get a true taste of the indigenous Arab culture.
However, a trip to the Textile Souk in Bur (old) Dubai provided a bit of the local culture I was yearning for. To get to the Textile souk, we had to get on an Abra boat ride (which only cost 1 dirham). The boat which had no railings, offered no security whatsoever! Despite my safety concerns, I enjoyed the boat ride, and my buddy and I even made friends with one of the locals.
My time at the Textile Souk was awesome. The market was filled with so many gorgeous fabrics (definitely a fashionista’s haven). Haggling with the traders reminded me so much of the markets back in my hometown of Lagos. After strolling down hallways of the sand-colored buildings, and copping a few items, we called it a day and headed back to the glamorous Dubai.
Below are pictures, I hope you enjoy them.
|Ankara Pants& Bangle by Chic Therapy| Tee:Old Navy|Sandals:Target|
Checking out the traditional beaded flats
|Coconut drink for a beautiful day|
|We checked out some spices, and the chicken masala spice smelled so gooood!|
So many Jalabiyas to choose from
How gorgeous are these throw pillows
Should I get this pink? (I ended up with the blue one in this post)
This shop attendant was a riot! We had so much fun in his shop--good times!
That's all folks. Have a great week!