Born and bred in the #UAE and this was the first time I saw Al Maktoum bridge from below. What an engineering marvel this is!
Featured on the video at the end is Nadir Hussain, a Bangladeshi expat who has been operating an abra in Dubai for the last 27 years!
#DidYouKnow that Al Maktoum Bridge was the first bridge to be ever built in the #Dubai. It was built in 1963 (before UAE was formed!) and it enabled people to cross between Bur Dubai and Deira without having to take the abra around the creek. This iconic draw bridge lifts after 1am to allow ships and marine transit.