The Dubai creek is a sound of the Arabian gulf, 14Km long and up to 900m wide, which divides Dubai into two parts - Deira Dubai and Bur Dubai. It now has eight wharfages each capable of receiving 31 ships with a capacity of up to 800 tonnes. The creek has always been used as a safe harbour and has played a major role in the economic development of Dubai. Initially only small ships could enter the creek, but with the completion of dredging operations at the end of the 1950s larger ships with a capacity of 500 tonnes were able to enter the creek.
Nowadays the creek is a scenic area with modern buildings, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. To cross the creek you can use a water taxi, also known as 'abra'.
01 Ships 02 Deira Waterfront with buildings 03 Ferry boat 04 Dhow boats anchored in creek
05 Ferry boat 06 Dhow boats anchored in creek 07 Motor boat 08 Creek and Al Juma mosque
09 Water taxi 10 Al Juma mosque minaret 11 Creek and waterfront 12 Dhow restaurant
13 Water taxi crossing creek 14 Twin towers 15 Creek and Deira waterfront 16 Waterfront and Twin Towers
17 Skyscrapers along the creek 18 Etisalat Tower and Dubai Creek Tower 19 Dubai municipality building 20 Creek at sunset
21 Sheraton hotel and skyscrapers along Deira waterfront 22 National Bank of Dubai 23 Waterfront at sunset 24 Waterfront at sunset
25 Twin towers and Dubai Intercontinental hotel 26 Twin towers at dusk 27 Twin towers at dusk 28 Twin towers at dusk
29 Deira skyline at dusk 30 Twin towers at night
31 Creek at night
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