Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dubai Deira the old town also attracts modern buildings

Dubai Deira is one of the old regions of Dubai. You find here many old houses and simple streets. Deira is located on the east of the Dubai Creek, it is known as a cheap shopping area. In this part of the city you can walk through streets with older normal houses, no glitter and glamour. There are souks, markets, and antique fisher and freight boats. However, modern buildings are slowly moving in at the border of Deira. Here you can see a mosque next to older houses but also one together with modern buildings. It all has its charm. On one of the main crossings you find the clock tower, a modern piece of art. At the Government Building of Dubai, you see enormous and beautiful pictures of the rules of the Emirate. It is amazing what they are achieving here in Dubai.

Dubai Deira is één van de oudste wijken van Dubai. Hier vind je vele oudere huizen en eenvoudige straten. Deira is gelegen aan de oostkant van de Dubai Creek, en staat gekend voor zijn goedkope winkelmogelijkheden. In dit gedeelte van de stad kan je door de straten wandelen zonder te worden overdonderd met veel glitter en glamour. Hier zijn er soeks, markten, gewone huizen, en antieke vissers- en vrachtboten. De moderne gebouwen beginnen echter wel hun intrede te maken en nemen de rand van de wijk over. Moskeeën tussen de oudere huizen en moskeeën naast moderne wolkenkrabbers, het heeft allemaal zijn charme. Op een drukke verkeersknoop staat de klokkentoren, een modern kunstwerk. Aan het overheidsgebouw van het Dubai Emiraat zie je mooie foto’s van de vorsten. Het is ongelooflijk wat zij hebben verwezenlijkt op zo’n korte termijn..

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14 comments:

  1. Uitstekende foto's met mooie weerspiegelingen.....prima gedaan Filip.

    Groet, Joop

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  2. Very interesting images of the mosque's..
    I have read, that Dubai is a shopping paradise (?)...

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  3. Ik ben weer diep onder de indruk, wat een geweldige serie, fraaie spiegelingen en wat zijn dit pracht gebouwen. Groetjes Cristien.

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  4. Oh my goodness, these astounding buildings, they are total works of art. The clock tower itself is amazing. But my favorite may be the first picture, where you caught the reflections in the glass.

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  5. Sehr schöne Aufnahmen, das sind imposante Bauwerke....ist es eine andere Welt ?
    Liebe Grüße Karin

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  6. Where are the clouds? Great photos again, thanks.

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  7. I like that Bank Saderat Iran building... wow, they really have a lot of magnificent building there :D

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  8. Thanks for showing me around Dubai and the old town. I like the old style buildings and the mosque I hope they don't get rid of them. They should keep some history.

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  9. Really, a city of Amazing Architectures !

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  10. I must say, Dubai is not a place that attracts me. But your photos are nice. :)

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  11. Great reflection in your first shot and fantastic photos from this special buildings. Amazing forms.

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  12. I can't ever see myself visiting Dubai. Strange place, such a mixture of old and new. Made of Money, I suppose.

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  13. Fantastic shots of great architecture pieces!

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  14. Just taking a ride around the city in Abu Dhabi is an eye feast already. Those tall and beautiful buildings will do the trick.

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