This is where it all began. Historically the creek divided Dubai into two sections – Deira and Bur Dubai. In the 19th century, the Bani Yas tribe started settling in the Bur Dubai Creek area. That led to the Al Maktoum dynasty, which brought about the birth of thriving modern Dubai.
Dubai Creek is a seawater inlet that provides a natural harbour. Go back 50 years and this was home to little more than a bustling fishing town.
Back in the early 1900s, dhows from India and East Africa would stop off here, bringing goods and food for trade. Before oil, the pearl industry was the main driver of Dubai’s economy. The creek was where it was all based, with intrepid swimmers diving for oysters. And the warm, shallow waters made it perfect for the fishing trade too.www.bigbustours.com