The Dhow wharf of Dubai

The city of Dubai is rising out of the Arabian Desert. Away from the glitzy skyscrapers, shopping malls and six star hotels is the dhow wharf on the Dubai creek. The wharf is a frantic hive of activity, as the long wooden boats are loaded and unloaded with all manner of goods imaginable to embark on the long journeys across the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.

The full gallery of images and story can be viewed in the gallery 'Merchants on the dhow wharf'