The Dubai Creek is a natural inlet of the Persian Gulf, which divides the city of Dubai into the districts of Bur Dubai (west of the bay) and Deira. It is 14 kilometers long and has a width of 115 meters at the mouth up to 1400 meters at its end.
The founding and development of the city of Dubai is due to the existence of Khor Dubai. The first buildings were built along the estuary. Initially, these were mainly huts of fishermen and pearl divers, but with the settlement of traders and sailors, its importance as a port steadily increased. In the 1970s, he was deepened and expanded and made usable for larger ships.
Today, the importance of the Inlet has diminished, as the "big" international shipping traffic is handled almost exclusively in the two overseas ports.
The bridge is crossed by three bridges, the Business Bay Bridge (opened in September 2007), the Al-Maktum Bridge and the Al-Garhud Bridge, and more bridges are planned. The Al-Bastakiyya district is located on the river. On the western shore is the Dubai Creekside Park with various theme gardens such as "Flowers", the park flows smoothly into the Dubai Children's City, a city in the city opened in 2002. The natural outlet of the inlet is a wooded lagoon. It is protected as a Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and is home to more than 20,000 migratory birds at times.
The traditional water taxis (Abra) allow you to travel from Deira (district to the east) to Bur Dubai, as well as some sightseeing trips around the sights. About one Kilometer inland of the estuary is located on the western riverbank, the old town. On the Bur Dubai shore is Shindagha, the former residence of Sheikh Said ibn Maktum, which is now open to the public. Along the estuary, there are always ancient port facilities.