The most beautiful and picturesque location in Dubai, Dubai Creek is a natural seawater inlet cutting in the heart of the city. The enchanting view of a large number of colorful and traditional Arab dhows, abras (motorized boat taxis) and sleek yachts with water birds splashing all over never fails to mesmerize its spectators. Walking along the Creek or enjoying an abra ride on the Creek is the best way to explore the beauty and charm of Dubai. The spectacular view of Dubai's skyline would surely make a spell bound effect on you.
It is the historic point of Dubai. Large number of people including locals and tourists take a long walk along the banks of the creek which also marks the centuries-old trading traditions.
The visitors will be mesmerized by the vivid colors and vibrancy of the cities. Innumerable dhows or boats are loaded and unloaded which reminds one, of the trading practices in India and East Africa. A good point to watch the dhows and the creek from, is an Abra. This is a small water taxi which sails through the creek from the souks of Deira to those on the Bur Dubai side.
On an enjoyable abra ride up to Al-Maktoum Bridge, you can see the grand trading port. Walking around and exploring the dhow wharfage on the Deira side of Dubai Creek with a large number of vessel and ships waiting to be unloaded or queuing for their onward journey provide an amazing view to its spectators and would surely be a unique and rewarding experience for you.
There are traditional boats that will take you on a charming one-hour long trip from the Abra embarkation points to the tip of the creek; inland to the Maktoum Bridge that passes on the way to the city's historic and modern landmarks.
The Dubai City Centre is an excellent spot for people that presents a blend of international and regional lifestyle and fashion retailers. This is coupled with the souk charm of the old Trade routes and Dubai Gold Market places. It houses some of the world's biggest retailers and brands. There are amazing restaurants where can gorge on aromatic foods.
Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai
There is even a large and shallow lagoon now turned into a wildlife sanctuary which has become a haven for migrating birds. One can even rent a ship or a cruise liner to throw a party along the gorgeous creek.