With all their money from oil revenues the gulf states have managed to built shiny modern capitals full of shopping malls. What is left of the traditional arabic world is renovated beyond recognition or hidden behind closed doors. However, there is one exception: the old port of Dubai hardly never sees any tourists. Wooden ships mainly from Pakistan or Iran are loaded with the products the shiny new world has to offer. The friendliness of the sailors and dock workers makes taking portraits easy

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