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Friday, March 18, 2022

8.4 KM of Walking

Dubai - Day 3Day 122 - Today felt cool for us as the shamal lowered the temperature to around 24C. That sounds warm enough but after so many months of tropical weather, we thought about jackets. 

The morning started with just a walk to see the shops, such as the Bonanza in the area around the BurJuman. Then, we walked to the other side of our apartment and visited a larger department store called, Zaharat Al Sharq. Although I don't want the hassle of carrying things home, I bought a few things.

Later for the evening, we took the Metro to Al-Ras.  There are two tunnels where the lines go beneath the Dubai creek this is the end closest to the opening to the Gulf.  In Arabic, the name translates to 'head'.

This is the best place to walk to the Gold Souk, as one walks through an area with bulk spice and nut distributors.  The gold market never fails to impress, especially now with gold hovering around $US 1900 / ounce.

Dubai - Day 3

Dubai - Day 3

Dubai - Day 3

Then, we continued to walk back to the abra crossing on the Deira side.  We did some of yesterday's trip in reverse.  From the creek, we walked through the Meena Baazar, where there are a lot of Indian shops. 

Dubai - Day 3

We walked closer towards the Sharaf DG Metro station but when noticing the clock, decided to have dinner at an outdoor, sidewalk place we'd eaten at back in November and December.  The restaurant was right next to the Metro entrance and the next stop was ours at the BurJuman.

Dubai - Day 3

My Mi band activity tracker said today's walking added up to 8.4 kilometers today.  Guess, I'm stuck with blog post titles like this!  


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