Water taxis take locals and tourist alike across Dubai Creek.
Historically dividing the city into two main sections – Deira and Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek ends at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
At one time sources say that the creek extended as far inland as Al Ain and that the Ancient Greeks called it River Zara.
It was along the Bur Dubai creek area that members of the Bani Yas tribe first settled in the 19th century, establishing the Al Maktoum dynasty in the city.
In the early 20th century, the creek, though incapable then of supporting large scale transportation,
served as a minor port for dhows coming as far away as India or East Africa.