Dubai Creek, where the city of the Emirs was born

Dubai Creek was once the final part of a small river already known to the Greeks.  Today is a little more than a channel. The history of Dubai is marked as it is one of the cities in the world with the highest rate of growth in recent years. From the sea inland, where today is the nature reserve of Ras Al Khor, where migratory birds have their oasis of peace, Dubai Creek is not very long, but it was here that the first inhabitants settled in Dubai to fish with their traditional boats and from these shores pearl fishers used to dive into the water.

Burj el Arab, Dubai

Burj el Arab, Dubai

Small businesses, large daily labors, now living with the most profitable activities of the new rich, who have built here their docks, bars and restaurants. The most ancient and authentic remains of Dubai is the Creek which divides Dubai in two parts, one part is Deira, Bur Dubai and the other, connected by a bridge until 1960, is a flow of boats, people and activities.

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Wafi, Dubai

Wafi, Dubai

So, whether you are short on time, whether you are looking for a starting point to understand the city, a boat ride on the Creek  may be the right idea to get a first mental map which will help you in the discovery of Dubai. Take a ride on the Dubai Creek, perhaps at sunset if you are in the mood for romanticism, for some spectacular skyscrapers shots, who designed the new city skyline as well as minarets of the oldest part of the city, before you try out the spicy cuisine in Dubai.

Boats at Dubai Creek

Boats at Dubai Creek

Skyscraper view from a boat trip

Skyscraper view from a boat trip

You can also see the beach of Dubai, the spectacle of the Dubai Fountain, the view on top of the Burj Dubai, and the largest shopping mall in the world (Dubai Mall).

Dubai photos: Andrey 747

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