We’ve been having a great time in Dubai, mostly seeing far-flung family that converged for an amazing wedding, then continuing post-wedding partying and EATING until LATE each night with ambitious plans in the morning.
Last night I had the pleasure and honor to speak to parents and some staff at the American School of Dubai in between many festivities, including a party on a dhow that set sail around the Dubai “Creek” from around 10:00 pm for dinner Then pretty early in the a.m. we set off for the old gold souk (market).
Here are a few photos to give a small taste of the trip.
Service staff came from around the world and were some of the nicest people we’ve seen anywhere.
Bride and groom entering – big, big wedding
Call to prayer broadcast on slides and over loudspeakers in big, modern, US-style mall (this is the food court)
Some of the wedding jewelry on display in the gold souk (market)
A young couple walking by.
Party boat about 150 of us took in ongoing wedding celebration for 5 nights (this was night 3) that sailed along the Dubai “Creek”
Surrounded by high rises, concrete and glass.
Servers in traditional dress poured cardamom-saffron coffee and I let Sophia have her first cup ever