From sunset to sunrise, enjoy the freshly prepared gourmet cuisine and personalised service of the Bateaux Dubai, set amongst the ambience and sights of the historic Dubai Creek. The cruise captures the wonderful contrast of old and new along Dubai Creek and the many fascinating sights along the way.
Dubai Creek – Old world charm with modern views
A beautiful 14 kilometre stretch of water running from the Northeast to the Southwest of the city, the Dubai Creek has long played an essential role in the economic development of the emirate. The tremendous growth in trade since the early days when Dubai was a centre for pearl fishing and trade has been much attributed to the Dubai Creek.
Realising the importance of this channel, the late visionary ruler of Dubai, H.H Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, ordered the widening of the creek in 1954 enabling ships of the capacity of 500 tonnes to enter the creek and thereby further enhance Dubai’s reputation as a trading nation.
Today, small to medium ships and dhows from the Gulf, India and Europe find a safe harbour when they call on Dubai. The creek separates Deira Dubai from Bur Dubai and the charming water taxis or small wooden Abras serve as an economic mode of transport, for those who wish to cross from one side to another.
The enchanting views of the city, the classic mix of old world and modern Dubai beside the tranquil waters, all make it well worth a relaxed cruise down the creek.
On the cruise you will see a mix of modern landmarks and historic sights on the Dubai Creek:
- The British Embassy Building
- Maktoum Bridge
- Dubai Courts
- The Floating Bridge
- The Clock Tower
- The Dhow Wharfage
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce
- National Bank of Dubai
- The Etisalat Building
- The Twin Towers
- Deira Tower
- The Old Souk/ Spice Souk
- The Gold Souk
- The Heritage and Diving Village
- Sheikh Saeed’s House
- The Diwan (Government) and Bastakiya
- Dubai Museum
- The Grand Mosque
- The Old Boat Port