For anyone visiting Dubai, a ride down Dubai Creek is a not to be missed activity. This salt water inlet is very much a part of the lives of the people who live here and their everyday life. Locally referred to as Khor Dubai, this water body that snakes through the country has a history that spans back hundreds of years. It is believed that the settlers who belonged to the Bani Yas tribe first set up their settlements along the banks of this water body. Over the years it is this creek that made a considerable impact on the economic development of this booming city as it was part of the sole port and harbour. In addition, pearling activities were carried out in this creek, thus making a significant contribution to the growth of the country’s economy.
Furthermore, this picturesque cove also provided livelihoods to a large number of fishing communities and over time it was dredged and expanded and facilitated the transport of goods and also passengers. At present a considerable amount of commercial activity revolves around this landmark waterway in the city making it a hub of activity.
There are a number of key places and tourist attractions along the Creek and some of the main buildings in the city are located alongside this waterway. For the visitor to this attraction an unforgettable experience would be a ride down the creek in a water taxi. There are also many shopping areas, restaurants and hangouts overlooking the creek, thus making it an integral part of the experience of visitors to the city and letting one truly appreciate the local culture.
For corporate travellers or for families exploring the city, the Dubai Creek can be a unique experience. For those staying at either Dubai serviced apartments or hotels this can be a wonderful place to spend an evening. Among the many Dubai apartments which cater to various types of travellers by providing a home away from home in this modern metropolis, Ascott Park Place Dubai stands out from the rest, providing luxurious and spacious apartments which have a wide range of modern facilities.