Sunday, November 22, 2009

PBW - Vessels at Dubai Creek

Posted by Kero at Sunday, November 22, 2009

A warm hello to my visitors!

We took our little boy for some bird watching activity at Dubai Creek. While Andreas enjoyed the greater flamingos, i was fascinated with the vessels passing by. Today i am sharing with you one of the more more traditional sight in the city.

Dubai Creek is a natural sea-water inlet that cuts through from the Arabian Gulf to the center of the city. It divides Dubai in two parts - Deira Dubai on the north side and Bur Dubai on the south side. The length of the Dubai Creek is 14 KM. You can get a unique and wonderful view of the cityscape from the Creek. Thus making it very popular among tourists.

The traditional way of crossing the Creek is by abra. Originally, they were rowing boats, but now they have diesel engines. The ten minute ride will cost around 50 fils. Approximately 15,000 people cross the Creek by abra every day.

The air-conditioned Water Taxi was introduced to the public two years ago.

The amphibious Wonder Bus. True to its name, the bus will tour you around the city -- from land to sea -- seating on the same seat.

At night, wooden double-deckers like this turn into a floating restaurant with plenty of charming little lights. They offer intercontinental buffet on board while touring the Dubai Creek.

Luxurious private yachts like this are also a very common sight.

Thank you so much for the visit! I shall be very glad to see your weekend activities as well.

Share your adventures at Pixel Bug Weekend.

8 sweets for Kero:

Jona on November 23, 2009 at 11:47 AM said...

sarap nga sumakay sa boat while sight-seeing. pero mas maganda ang view dyan sa dubai creek keysa dito sa manila bay. hehe =D

Here’s our movie weekend.

I'm inviting you also to “With Love Wednesday”. A new fun meme starting this week. thanks!

Jona on November 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM said...

here's more info to ”With Love Wednesday”. Hope you can join. Fun starts this wednesday. thanks!

Sassy Mom on November 23, 2009 at 12:43 PM said...

Love to ride those and see those beautiful sights.

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nanay said...

How I wish I am one of the passengers on all that!

Willa @ SmartMommy on November 23, 2009 at 7:31 PM said...

The amphibous bus us what we need in the phils especially during rainy/floody season. lol!

Dubai on November 24, 2009 at 1:58 AM said...

Love your blog.. ;)

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