Well, that's not accurate - I'm sure I got something else as well! Today, after the entirely necessary trip to Ikea (where we realized we already had the catalog memorized), we joined up with the Arnolds and company for part of Mike Arnold's trademark Dubai tour: Souk & Creek Chapter. We started at the Dubai museum (electricity in 1958), on to the water taxi (check out the video below), and then to the spice and gold souks. The crasiest thing of it all? The people hawking wares (or salt, or saris, or silver, or...) do it in at least 8 languages. "Where are you from? Deutsch? Willkommen! Irish? Are you Irish? Welcome! Oi oi, Bienvenue?". You have to hand it to anyone who can sell rock salt, Persian rugs, and room temparature rotting shrimp equally well in any language.
As usual, you can get the obligatory photo gallery here.