Exploring Old Dubai: Abra Ride, Gold & Spice Souks and Museum Visit

Expat Life, Wanderings

Dubai as a metropolitan city that it is, is famous for skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, lavish resorts, massive malls and other ‘superb’ attractions. But what lies in the city’s heart is its true charm – the Old Dubai.

We started off at Al Shindagha area as it was the nearest from where we live. We got off at Al Ghubaiba bus station and walked several meters to reach the Bur Dubai Abra Station. Our sole plan on that day was just to experience riding the abra but since there were cultural spots in proximity, we decided to explore some.

House of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

On our way to the abra station, we passed by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s house turned museum also known as Juthoor Art Center. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum is the grandfather of Dubai’s current ruler and this was his official residence during his reign as monarch until 1958. It houses artworks and several vintage items depicting Emirati lifestyle.

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The view upon entering the premises.

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Artworks and historical items on display.

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Nose-rubbing is the Emiratis’ custom way of greeting one another.  This is also practiced in other cultures (i.e. Maori people of New Zealand).

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Blogging 101: How I Created My Blog Logo and Brand Board

Blogging, Projects

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I just recently changed the name of this blog to Mundanely Yours to represent my new mantra – finding the extra in the ordinary and celebrating the mundane. (more about this from my last post)

So I thought it would be a good idea to have a logo and somehow an identity for this blog. Hence, I created my very first BRAND BOARD. I drew inspiration from a lot of amazing stuff on Pinterest (always a good place to spark your creativity).

First, I had to create my main logo, something classic and not restricting. I have always loved the blush and gold combination, it evokes a light and happy feeling for me.

Content with how it turned out