On the banks of a region taking pride in landmark developments

Originally a small fishing and trading village, Dubai was made up of three distinct areas. Deira was its commercial centre, while Shindagha, on a narrow strip of land separating the sea from the creek, was the main residential district. Deira’s souq, lined with typically narrow covered passageways, was the public market: the largest in the region.

In Culture Village, the timeless and the contemporary coalesce

Modern-day Dubai is the setting for a world-class destination showcasing Middle Eastern history and heritage. Culture Village is master-planned to include open spaces and cobblestone walkways, bridges traversing waterways, art and sculpture, an exhibition hall, museums and a dockyard displaying traditional dhow-building. Creekside shopping, restaurants and cafes will offer enjoyment options, and a rustic Arabic souq will be a central focus.