What Is Special About Dubai Creek Harbour

What Is Special About Dubai Creek Harbour?

As Dubai continues to grow, so do the many real estate developments that wow the rest of the world.

One perfect example is the mega development on Ras Al Khor that shows how the city challenges the limitations of real estate. 

Dubai Creek Harbour is a mixed-use community on the waterfront of the historic Dubai Creek that’s set to be a self-sustainable “city within a city” once completed.

From luxury residences to the tallest supported tower in the world, it will have all the amenities that you need to live a fully integrated lifestyle.

If you want a slower pace of life without leaving the comforts of the city, here’s what makes Dubai Creek Harbour special. 

It Is Ideally Located on Dubai’s Waterfront

It Is Ideally Located on Dubai’s Waterfront
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One of the biggest selling points of Dubai Creek Harbour is its location. 

The development is ideally located close to two of Dubai’s most important landmarks: the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Dubai Creek.

Dubai Creek plays a huge part in the city’s beginnings, which is why the development’s tagline is “discovering life at its source.”

Being on the waterfront, you get unmatched views of the Old and New Dubai. You see Deira and Bur Dubai on one side and the skyscrapers of downtown on the other.

But what really makes this location special is that you also enjoy being near nature, which is something that you won’t find in other developments in Dubai.

Dubai Creek Harbour is also centrally located that Downtown Dubai is just a 10-minute drive away and the Dubai International Airport is just 18 minutes away.

It’s also easy to get around Dubai Creek Harbour, whether you’re using public or private transportation:

Dubai MetroFrom the Creek Metro Station, stop at the Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station where you can ride a taxi to Dubai Creek Harbour.
Dubai BusRide bus lines 53 and X64 and stop at the Waha Community Center 1 Station where you can take a taxi to Dubai Creek Harbour.

It’s also easy to drive to Dubai Creek Harbour since it’s accessible through the Ras Al Khor Road. 

If you’re driving from the city, head northbound to Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) until you reach the Ras Al Khor Exit. Continue driving until you reach the junction to Al Hail Road (E14). 

From here, you’ll see directions that will guide you to Dubai Creek Harbour.

It Offers an Integrated Lifestyle

It Offers an Integrated Lifestyle
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Dubai Creek Harbour is designed to allow residents to enjoy a fully integrated lifestyle where they get to maximize what the area has to offer.

The entire Dubai Creek Harbour masterplan will cover more than 500 hectares of land that includes the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

More than 7.3 million square meters of land will be dedicated to residential areas and 940,000 square meters for retail spaces.

Corporate offices will also cover 300,000 square meters while 66,113 square meters will be dedicated for cultural areas.

Every detail of the Dubai Creek Harbour development has been planned around offering a slower pace of living near the water and nature.

Living here means waking up to the sound of birds and the views of the creek while being able to enjoy modern amenities within reach. 

It is a Self-Sustainable Community

It is a Self-Sustainable Community
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Emaar Properties, the developer behind Dubai Creek Harbour describes the development as “a city within a city” since it’s set to be fully self-sustainable once completed.

This means that residents never have to leave the neighborhood or drive far to enjoy the best amenities.

Dubai Creek Harbour is divided into nine districts, each offering a different set of amenities with fully integrated public areas to tie the entire community together:

The Island DistrictPark South
The Canal DistrictThe Retail District
The Business DistrictThe Sanctuary District
North ParkThe Urban Core
Central Park

Each district will have its own residential towers, commercial spaces and amenities that will be exclusive to residents. 

But the community will also have amenities available to guests including hotels, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers and parks.

Although there are still no schools within the community yet, popular institutions like the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai and the Universal American School are a few minutes drive away.

There’s also the Maple Bear Nursery Creek Harbour for the little ones who want to have fun while learning.


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Dubai Creek Harbour has two operational hotels: Vida Creek Harbour and Address Grand Creek Harbour.

Vida Creek Harbour is located right on the waterfront in between the north and south blocks of the Dubai Creek Residence, one of the best spots in the entire neighborhood.

The beautiful luxury hotel has well-appointed rooms and suites that offer stunning views of the Dubai Creek, Old Dubai and the Dubai skyline, all within your balcony.

It’s also home to some of the community’s best restaurants including Soulgreen Dubai, The Courtyard and Stage 2.

Here, you can enjoy good food while basking in the views of the marine, especially during sunset.

The hotel also has five-star amenities including its famous viewing deck, infinity pool, fitness center and even a co-working space.

There’s also the Address Grand Creek Harbour, which is a five-star hotel offering sweeping views of the water and the city.

Part of The Address chain of hotels, it’s famous for its infinity pool with the best sunset views, a club and cigar lounge, fitness center, and a teens and kids’ club.

Being the first five-star hotel in Dubai Creek Harbour, you can expect nothing but the best service during your stay.

The hotel even has function rooms for meetings and events. And if you want to dine in luxury, choose from restaurants like The Patisserie, The Restaurant and Luma Pool Lounge.

Dubai Creek Tower

Dubai Creek Tower
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At the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour is the Dubai Creek Tower, the highlight of the entire development and the next tallest building in the world.

The plan for the tower was revealed in 2016, but Emaar refused to give out any details, especially on its height to keep it from being surpassed by other projects.

The developer revealed, however, that the Dubai Creek Tower will be the tallest building and supported tower in the world. It’s set to surpass the current record by Burj Khalifa.

Designed by Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava, the tower will feature 10 observation decks and 20 levels of residential and commercial spaces.

The Retail District

The Retail District
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Dubai Creek Harbour will include the massive Retail District, which is set to redefine shopping in Dubai.

Instead of just one shopping mall, shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment lounges will be spread through the entire district.

Here, residents will have everything they need to shop for their needs and wants without having to leave the community.

Creek Marina Yacht Club

Creek Marina Yacht Club
Image source: Dubai Creek Beach – Emaar

Another highlight of living in Dubai Creek Harbour is its riviera lifestyle. If you have a yacht, you can feel right at home at the Creek Marina Yacht Club.

This exclusive club offers a luxury berthing location that can accommodate more than 80 yachts at a time while you enjoy stunning views of the city in the backdrop.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
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One of the biggest highlights of living in Dubai Creek Harbour is being near one of the biggest nature reserves in the Middle East.

The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected site by the Dubai Municipality where thousands of migratory birds seek refuge during the winter months.

The reserve is also home to more than 450 animal species, some of which you can only find here.

So, if you feel like you want to escape to nature, you don’t have to go far from Dubai Creek Harbour since the reserve is only a few minutes away.

It Has Some of the Best Neighborhoods 

It Has Some of the Best Neighborhoods
Image source: Emaar Properties

Dubai Creek Harbour offers a wide range of luxury residences around the different districts.

If you’re looking to invest in a property in DUbai Creek Harbour, here are some of the best neighborhoods to choose from:

The Island District

The Island District
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Among all the districts in Dubai Creek Harbour, The Island District is the most complete and already has residents living in the area.

Located off the mainland’s shoreline, this community offers waterfront living on all sides and will consist of these 12 luxury residential towers when completed:

The CoveHarbour Gate
Creekside 18Island Park
DCH Residences NorthCreek Horizon
DCH Residences South17 Icon Bay
Harbour ViewsAddress Harbour Point
Creek GateCreek Rise

Prices in these towers may differ depending on factors like the view, the size of the apartment and of course, the building where you choose to live. 

Here’s a price comparison of some of the available towers on The Island District:

Building1-Bedroom Apartment2-Bedroom Apartment3-Bedroom Apartment
The CoveAED 1,100,000AED 2,216,000AED 2,580,000
Creekside 18AED 935,000AED 1,425,000AED 2,200,000
Harbour ViewsAED 800,000
Harbour GateAED 830,000AED 1,397,000AED 3,000,000
Creek HorizonAED 790,000AED 1,409,888AED2,392,888
17 Icon BayAED 1,100,000AED 1,400,000AED 3,000,000
Address Harbour PointAED 1,500,000AED 2,440,00AED 2,831,888
Creek RiseAED 1,349,000AED 1,570,000AED 2,643,888
BayshoreAED 749,000AED 1,200,000AED 1,600,000

Creek Beach

Creek Beach
Image source: Dubai Creek Beach – Emaar

If beachside living is what you’re after, Creek Beach is located right at the waterfront of the mainland giving you direct access to the beach for the ultimate resort lifestyle.

On one side, you’ll see the vast Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary while you get to enjoy the city skyline on the other.

Here are some of the residential towers in Creek Beach and their rates:

Building1-Bedroom Apartment2-Bedroom Apartment3-Bedroom Apartment
Creek EdgeAED 948,000AED 1,400,000AED 2,737,888
Surf Creek BeachAED 890,888AED 1,150,000AED 1,745,000
Vida Residences Creek BeachAED 1,047,888AED 1,600,000AED 3,488,888
Breeze Creek BeachAED 900,000AED 1,314,888AED 2,100,888
Summer Creek BeachAED 800,000AED 1,200,000AED 1,815,000
Sunset Creek BeachAED 1,100,000AED 1,432,000AED 2,100,000

Other Residential Towers in Dubai Creek Harbour

Other Residential Towers in Dubai Creek Harbour
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If you’re looking for more property options in Dubai Creek Harbour, these residential towers are also worth checking out:

  • Palace Residences North Dubai Creek Harbour

A residential complex fit for royalty, Palace Residences North is right beside the five-star Palace Hotel in Dubai Creek Harbour.

This tower will feature a marina, yacht club, a fitness center, kids’ play area and infinity pool.

Here, you can choose from a 1-bedroom apartment at AED 950,000, 2-bedroom apartment at AED 1,900,000 and a 3-bedroom apartment at AED 2,300,000.

  • The Grand Dubai Creek Harbour

One of the tallest residential towers at 62 levels high is The Grand Dubai Creek Harbour.

This luxury residential building has over 500 units and features amenities like a fitness gym, infinity pool, cabanas, sports area, a tennis court and an outdoor barbecue.

An apartment in The Grand Dubai Creek Harbour starts at AED 1,400,000and can go higher depending on the size of the unit that you want to purchase.