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.
The 125-metre high financial HQ was inspired by the curved hulls of traditional dhow boats.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a hub for the thriving business community.
Historic vessels line the bustling waterfront representing an essential part of Dubai’s rich trading past.
The Clock Tower was reportedly built around 1963 to mark the country’s first oil exports.
The impressive six-lane pontoon bridge has the capacity to transport 6,000 vehicles an hour.
Buildings house the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation.
Dubai’s first bridge opened in 1963 and capacity increased to 9,500 vehicles per hour in 2007.
One of the oldest residential areas is now populated with galleries, craft shops and cafés.
Featuring a striking 70-metre high minaret, the Grand Mosque can house up to 1,200 worshippers.
The fascinating museum is situated in Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest existing building from 1787.
Occupied by the private office of Dubai’s Ruler and the government’s main administrative body.
Originally the seat of the Al Maktoum family this restored building is now a museum.
Located in the Shindagha historical district the area offers a glimpse into the pearl diving past.
Narrow lanes are packed with fragrant stalls selling perfumes, spices, frankincense, incense and herbs.
This attractive duo was constructed in 1998 and contains a shopping centre, restaurants, residences and offices.