Dubai Transport

the old and new

Walking along its creek, Dubai seems not to have changed since I first visited 29 years ago.

Dubai Abara on the Creek at Night
Dubai Abara on the Creek at Night

We took the Abara boat which still chugs to and fro across the water, and the original Intercontinental Hotel is next to the water , all be it as a Radisson.

Dubai Metro, the 'drivers' view
Dubai Metro, the ‘drivers’ view

Yet glinting away to the west is the evidence that the city has altered into that rarity between London and Singapore, an Alpha City. Connecting the two, an unmanned fully automated Metro. Needless to say, as Dubai thrives on superlatives, it’s the longest of its type in the world.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman