Today was our Old City Day. We mostly avoided the new parts of the city (which is most of it) and concentrated on the creek area around the hotel. First stop was a creek cruise among the old dhows that are still operating as cargo vessels up and down the gulf coast, delivering tyres, fridges, food, you name it!
After the cruise we wandered the spice souk and gold souk areas, which are now far too touristy for their own good then crossed the creek on a local ferry (massive cost of 1 dirham or about 40 cents each) to the Al Fahidi historical area where we wandered again, but didn’t really have enough time to fully explore.
After wandering there for a while we had jumped on the big bus to get to WAFI Mall, where our desert sunset tour was leaving from.
The desert tour was amazing. We drove for about half an hour, which put us in the desert – still some civilisation around, but clearly in the desert.
Dinner was in WAFI Mall, then back to the room to try to catch up some blogging and an earlier night.