The Digital Journalist
©Steve Raymer
Indian families join the rush hour procession of water taxis, called "abras" in Arabic, crossing Dubai Creek, a traditional seaport crowded with traditional wooden ships, or "dhows," that trade with Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia and India. Strategically located between Europe and Asia, Dubai boasts several modern commercial seaports that together rank thirteenth in the world in container traffic and that depend heavily on South Asian workers, both professional and blue-collar, to operate them.