Another part of Dubai that we didn’t know before is Dubai Creek Harbour. In the top sights of Dubai, it appears more and more often. So we wanted to see for ourselves and one morning we made our way to the new harbour district at Dubai Creek.
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The Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai Creek Harbour is a new, gigantic city and port district in Dubai about 10 minutes drive from Downtown Dubai or Dubai International Airport. As far as we know, there is no proper connection to public transport. That’s why we took a taxi from Downtown Dubai and paid 35 AED (approx. 8 €).
The construction around the harbour area is already relatively advanced. The promenade at the Creek, for example, is already finished and invites you to take a walk. There are also some nice photo spots here. Once completed, the project will cover more than six square kilometres, twice the area of Downtown Dubai. The centrepiece will be the Dubai Creek Tower, a skyscraper that, when completed at more than 1,000 metres, is said to be even higher than the Burj Khalifa. A little southeast of Dubai Creek is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary with over 450 species of animals, including the famous pink flamingos.
Photo spots at Dubai Creek Harbour
Our first stop was the World Flower Tree. The flower tree created by the artist Choi Jeong Hwa symbolizes the relationship between the natural world and the man-made realm. The artwork, specially commissioned for Emaar, features local flowers arranged in the artist’s unmistakable style.
Another well-known photo motif are the large flamingo statues along the promenade.
The round archways on the waterfront are also a very popular Instagram motif. The nice thing is that you can see through it the skyline of Dubai. For a perfect photo, however, it is rather the late afternoon at sunset, then the arches also shine in a special light. We were here in the early morning and there the whole thing looks rather unspectacular.
In general, if the weather plays along, Dubai Creek Harbour has a great view of the Dubai skyline. Here, too, the 840-metre-high Burj Khalifa towers over all other buildings.
There are a few more photo spots such as the lighthouse and many other sculptures.
Is it worth visiting Dubai Creek Harbour?
At the moment we would say that a visit to Dubai Creek Harbour is not really worth it yet. There are some nice photo spots, but otherwise everything still seems very unfinished and inanimate. That (as you know Dubai) will certainly change at some point, but there’s not really much going on there at the moment. This is also noticeable by the fact that Vida Creek Harbour is just one hotel in the area.
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Our travelogues from DubaiDubai is an insanely diverse city and has quite a few attractions to offer. In our previous vacations, we had gotten to know the city only as a classic "stopover destination". Thereby, we didn't really have much time to explore the many sights of the city. And the desert metropolis is a true photo and Instagram paradise. One motif is more beautiful and spectacular than the other. The tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa), the largest building in the world in the form of a picture frame (Dubai Frame), the largest shopping center (Dubai Mall), the largest Ferris wheel (Ain Dubai), the largest flower garden (Dubai Miracle Garden), the tallest hotel (Burj Al Arab) to the largest fountain system in the world (The Plam Fountain) and many more.
In addition, Dubai has developed so rapidly in recent years, so that we now had enough time to explore the desert metropolis on the Persian Gulf a little better due to a longer vacation. Here you can find our travel reports about the city of superlatives.
The 20 most beautiful Photo Spots & Instagrammable Places in Dubai
The Swissôtel Al Murooj & our first long-haul flight with baby
Burj Al Arab – Photo Spots & Tea Time in the Skyview Bar
Das Hotel Atlantis the Palm, Lost Chambers Aquarium & Aquaventure Waterpark
Dubai Miracle Garden & the Dubai Butterfly Garden
The Pointe – The Palm Fountain at Palm Jumeirah
Al Seef Dubai, Dubai Museum, Spice Souk & Gold Souk
Dubai Marina – JBR, The Walk, The Beach & Ain Dubai
Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park & Dubai Garden Glow
La Mer – Beach, Shopping & Boardwalk in Jumeirah
Dubai Creek Harbour – The new harbour district in Dubai
Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium & the Underwater Zoo
Burj Khalifa – The most beautiful Instagram photo spots
Burj Khalifa – Things to know, At the Top & Dubai Fountain