It’s me again live from Dubai.
Yesterday I took you to the more modern parts of Dubai but before the skyscrapers there was an old Dubai as well. In those parts you can find the so called “souqs” the local markets. It is definitely worth a visit. We took the public transportations which are not as we know it in Europe. The bus stations is airconditioned, the metro stations are super clean and look like a museum and the boat to the market almost falls apart.
But I can tell you: the adventurous travel was definitely worth it. The Gold souq is a long street with one jeweler’s shop after the other. The whole street twinkles and here definitely all that glitters is gold. In one shop window you can see the biggest ring in the world made out of 21 carat gold and with a weight of 64 kg.
Located next to the Gold souq you can find little alleys with spice shops and different souveniers as well. But now to the most interesting experience we have made here is the Al Karama Market. The way there leads you through a more sleazy neighbourhood. The Karama Market is famous for cheap and fake branded bags. Outside of every shop the salesman are trying to get you into their shops. Once you enter a shop you are in the middle of hundreds of handbags from almost every known brand. BUT, that’s not all after wondering around a quite voice tells you that he can show you more bags in his secret room. As we read online that this is completly safe we went to see those hidden bags and this is by far the most amazing part of it. You will see everything from little apartments full of Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Prada wallets, bags, suitcases etc. to huge appartments with one room after the other. They are even designed like luxurious shops on Champs elysees or the Goethe street in Frankfurt. Once you come to Dubai you have to see this, unfortunately I could not really take pictures there for you.
So Ladies and Gentleman those are my must sees of the last two days .
But as this is a Blog for young carrier seekers tomorrow I will report live from the Lufthansa office in the World Trade Tower in Dubai.
See you tomorrow then!