Also known as Khor Dubai, the Dubai Creek is salt water creek winding its way through the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary. Known for its traditional Dhow rides, seek accommodation in a Deira hotel Dubai such as the Copthorne Hotel Dubai to glean the full experience it offers. This Dubai hotel known for its hospitality and comforts is the ideal choice of accommodation if visiting this part of the city for a sightseeing tour. An attraction of historical importance, the creek has in the past divided the city into two sections, mainly Deira and Bur Dubai while it had been known to be referred to as the River Zara by the ancient Greeks. It was along this creek known to have extended up to as far inland as Al Ain that the members of the Bani Yas tribe has first settled in the 19th century, thereby establishing the Al Maktoum dynasty. A romantic dhow cruise is recommended on the creek and watches the gleaming high rise buildings as you go. An evening walk along the paved promenade running alongside the creek is also a recommended activity when visiting this location.
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