Some sleep and some breakfast made a difference, and the next day Mark and I were ready to see a bit more of Dubai. Marcus had almost a full week off while we were in town, and he had some cool things lined up for our visit. We dropped Megan off at work, drove a bit more, and found ourselves...
We spent a few minutes wandering through the spice souks, too, which was also fantastic. I didn't manage to grab a picture there, but it would have been more worth it to find a way to bottle up the smell. There were giant bins of all sorts of amazing-smelling spices, and you could buy as much or as little as you wanted. I didn't buy anything there, but I made sure to breathe in as deeply as I could as we walked through.
We were starting to get hungry, so we found a small restaurant along the water and stopped for lunch. The food was pretty good, but the unintentional entertainment was even better. One of the big older boats had somehow beached itself right in the middle of everything, so we got to watch the whole thing play out: the police stopping by, then boarding the boat, then convincing some random other boat to tow the stuck boat free, then convincing a second random boat to drag the now-unstuck but still drifting boat off to the side of things without wiping out several other boats in the process. It was pretty crazy. The excitement eventually died out a bit, so we made our way back to the car and Marcus took us to our next stop.
There was plenty to look at as we drove. The architecture here is incredible.