Dubai Creek
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Dubai Creek

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New developments

1. Dubai Creek Harbour

A new venture from Emaar Properties, Dubai Creek Harbour will be both a financially viable and ecologically responsible city. It is located around the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary, which is where Dubai Creek currently ends. The central feature will be the stunning Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, set to be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa. It will feature a hotel and VIP Observation Garden Decks designed to recreate the splendour of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon,’ one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Residential buildings include Dubai Creek Residences, Creekside 18 and Harbour Views.

2. Dubai Water Canal

The Dubai Water Canal Project is an extension of Deira Creek, linking Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. It combines residential buildings, leisure experiences and F&B attractions located along the 2.9 kilometre canal and also at new beach frontage at Jumeirah Beach Park and at the Crystal Lagoon in Safa Park.

3. Marsa Al Seef

Located at Dubai Creek alongside Al Fahidi Historical District, Marsa Al Seef is a 1.8 kilometre project combining modern lifestyle attractions and traditional Emirati cultural influences. It will host an open air museum and an amphitheatre to help tourists discover and understand Emirati heritage.

4. Pearl Jumeira

This reclaimed island will cover approximately 8.3 million square feet and feature a retail promenade. Already open is Nikki Beach Dubai with Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai opening in December.

5. Deira Islands

Nakheel’s Deira Islands are now under development, with one of the first major projects, a two-kilometre night souk, consisting of 5,300 shops and nearly 100 quayside restaurants, scheduled to open in 2018. In total, there are four islands, spanning an area of about 15 million square metres and encompassing residential, hotels, retail, parks and marinas. The project is planned to add 21 kilometres of beachfront to Dubai.

Old favourites

6. Spice Souk

Steps from the Deira Old Souk abra station, Spice Souk features narrow passages lined with small stores selling everything from cinnamon and turmeric to nutmeg and dried fruits. It’s one of Dubai’s longest-standing attractions and a reminder of its trading port heritage.

7. Al Fahidi Historical 

Neighbourhood

Dubai’s centre of heritage, the district hosts regular cultural events all through the year and is home to various art galleries, as well as the Heritage Village, Coffee Museum and Dubai Museum.