There is however another side of Dubai which can be found around the Creek, an inlet in the shoreline, where life in Dubai all started. The city has been a trading place since a long time and still has a large number of Dhows (wooden boats) which deliver goods to India, Pakistan and across the Gulf to Iran.
Lately, I went shooting at the Dhow Wharfage. A buzzing center where Dhows are continuously unloaded and loaded by hard working sub-continent workers pretty much 24hrs around the clock. These dockworkers really want to tell their stories and are not shy to get into the picture. A photography paradise!
These two guys opening a truck are obviously not robbing the goods, but are at the beginning of a long working day.