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The ultimate sightseeing and dining destination, Bateaux Dubai has been cruising through along the Dubai Creek, the city’s historic heartland, since 2004. Feast on a decadent gourmet dinner as you sail past a number of traditional and contemporary landmarks in Bur Dubai and Deira, where you will be captivated by colourful old neighbourhoods, elegant wind towers, bustling open-air markets and wooden boats. Owing to its ‘outstanding universal value’ the creek is being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

EMIRATES NBD HEADQUARTERS

EMIRATES NBD HEADQUARTERS

The 125-metre high financial HQ was inspired by the curved hulls of traditional dhow boats.

DUBAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

DUBAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a hub for the thriving business community.

DHOW WHARFAGE

DHOW WHARFAGE

Historic vessels line the bustling waterfront representing an essential part of Dubai’s rich trading past.

DEIRA CLOCK TOWER

DEIRA CLOCK TOWER

The Clock Tower was reportedly built around 1963 to mark the country’s first oil exports.

 FLOATING BRIDGE

FLOATING BRIDGE

The impressive six-lane pontoon bridge has the capacity to transport 6,000 vehicles an hour.

DUBAI COURTS

DUBAI COURTS

Buildings house the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation.

AL MAKTOUM BRIDGE

AL MAKTOUM BRIDGE

Dubai’s first bridge opened in 1963 and capacity increased to 9,500 vehicles per hour in 2007.

THE BASTAKIYA

THE BASTAKIYA

One of the oldest residential areas is now populated with galleries, craft shops and cafés.

GRAND MOSQUE

GRAND MOSQUE

Featuring a striking 70-metre high minaret, the Grand Mosque can house up to 1,200 worshippers.

DUBAI MUSEUM

DUBAI MUSEUM

The fascinating museum is situated in Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest existing building from 1787.

THE DIWAN

THE DIWAN

Occupied by the private office of Dubai’s Ruler and the government’s main administrative body.

SHEIKH SAEED HOUSE

SHEIKH SAEED HOUSE

Originally the seat of the Al Maktoum family this restored building is now a museum.

DUBAI HERITAGE & DIVING VILLAGE

DUBAI HERITAGE & DIVING VILLAGE

Located in the Shindagha historical district the area offers a glimpse into the pearl diving past.

SPICE SOUK/OLD SOUK

SPICE SOUK/OLD SOUK

Narrow lanes are packed with fragrant stalls selling perfumes, spices, frankincense, incense and herbs.

GOLD SOUK

GOLD SOUK

The famous souk teems with tonnes of gold and a dazzling array of precious jewellery.

DEIRA TWIN TOWERS

DEIRA TWIN TOWERS

This attractive duo was constructed in 1998 and contains a shopping centre, restaurants, residences and offices.

ETISALAT TOWER 1

ETISALAT TOWER 1

The head office of Dubai’s major telecommunications provider is topped with a large circular centerpiece.

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