Dubai CreekDubai's most important waterway becomes a different creature at night, reflecting the brightest lights of this electric city. One of the best ways to see the creek is on a Dhow Dinner Cruise. Embrace Bedouin traditions as you board a charming wooden ship (called an abra), feast on local cuisine, and unwind as panoramic views of the city spread out before you. Visiting during the day? Zip above the creek in a suspended cable car, or hit the ground to watch the spectacular street shows and treat yourself to a picnic in the nearby park.
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The waterway known as Dubai Creek, a crucial part of the city's history, has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All day, the wooden boats called dhows take visitors on tours that leave the Dubai Marina and canal and go past the Palm Islands before entering the creek. On evening dinner cruises, passengers dine on Arabic, Indian or international buffet dishes while listening to music performed on the oud, a string instrument, and watching traditional robed dancers or (less-robed) belly dancers.