Dubai Creek

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Dubai Creek which includes boating, a city and a bay or harbour

Explore the lifeline of the city with a trip down its waterway, and discover traditional and modern Dubai as well as an impressive variety of wildlife.

Cutting through the very heart of Dubai is the saltwater creek which divides this great city in half. Bur Dubai lies to the south-west and is the more traditional portion, with its stunning Middle-Eastern architecture echoing the simplicity of a time long past. Conversely, Deira Dubai, which lies to the north-east of the creek, oozes sophistication, with a glittering skyline that has become synonymous with the UAE's most dynamic city.

Historically, the creek played an integral role in the growth of Dubai, enabling trade with India and Africa while also ensuring trading ships could moor safely.

Nowadays, there are many ways you can explore the creek. If you would like the more rugged method of travel, hop an abra or water taxi to explore the waterways. This is a cost-effective way of getting from one side of the city to the other, which is why so many local workers utilise these small motorised boats.

If you would like a more indulgent trip, why not try a traditional dhow, which offer cruises throughout the day and night? Glide down the waterway and capture the magnificent skyline reflecting the sunlight during the day or magnificently illuminated at night. With the option of a meal on-board, this truly is a romantic experience.

Another way to explore Dubai Creek is by foot on the landscaped paved walkways that run alongside the creek. Watch the hustle and bustle of abras, dhows and yachts criss-crossing the waterway. The promenade is well-lit at night, ensuring a relaxing evening stroll.

Dubai Creek naturally comes to an end at the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary, which stretches across 620 hectares of mud flats, lagoons, pools and wetlands. Plovers, curlews and gulls are some of the species of water birds you may spot during the course of your visit.

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