There’s something for everyone in Dubai, but one thing’s always guaranteed: A modern spin on a traditional setting. This is the essence of Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to seamlessly and substantially beautify Dubai’s skyline, whilst maintaining its true character and the original contours of the creek.
Set by the Dubai Creek, loved by both tourists and locals for its traditional yet edgy feel, Dubai Creek Harbour set to become a “smart” city-within-a-city, comprising nine distinctive districts connected to one another with an integrated transport system.
The Creek, which ends at the renowned Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, is where the Bani Yas tribe settled roughly 200 years ago, bringing forth the Al Maktoum dynasty and as such paving the way for the birth of the sprawling city of Dubai.
Whilst the Dubai Creek’s makeover will seek to preserve this rich and definitive history, it will also incorporate modern living and a drive toward sustainability.
The Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary — in close proximity to the Dubai Creek Harbour and protected under the UNESCO Ramsar Convention — provides a temporary home to tens of thousands of migrating birds per year, making it the ideal location for curious tourists, locals and expats alike, particularly those who enjoy bird watching. The sanctuary also boasts hundreds of flora and fauna species, and abounds in mangroves. Dubai Creek Harbour seeks to both maintain and enhance these features of the sanctuary.
In the same vein, Dubai Creek Harbour is deeply committed to ecological responsibility and sustainability. During construction, Emaar will use advanced technological innovations to minimise environmental impact on the area’s surroundings.
And then there’s The Tower that anchors the mega-development. It is set to exceed the height of Burj Khalifa and is designed by world-class architect Santiago Calatrava.
In an ode to Dubai’s traditional history, the design of The Tower takes inspiration from the minaret, combined with the unique aesthetic of the natural form of a lily bud.
Offering unprecedented experiences for 360 degree views of the city and beyond, The Tower will feature The Pinnacle Room opening to grand views of the sky, and VIP Observation Garden Decks that recreate the splendour of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon,’ one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Fully glazed rotating balconies extend outward, rotating outside the skin of the tower. The Tower will be in close proximity to a Retail District, one of the largest in the world.
The project is on schedule, with sophisticated wind tunnel tests — a key component for the final decisions on design and height — completed in July.
The Tower will also set the tone for an enviable marina lifestyle defined by Dubai Creek Harbour’s Island District which will offer residents multiple recreational facilities, boutiques, quirky cafes, restaurants, five-star hotels, a promenade, yacht club, and a vast central park. Property options will range from luxury villas to residential towers that also include serviced apartments.
The waterfront will offer vast green spaces, so if it’s a park residents are after, they’ll be far from disappointed. After having launched luxury residential choices including Dubai Creek Residences, Creekside 18 and Harbour Views homes, Emaar has now unveiled the ‘Creek Horizon’ residences prominently located near to The Tower, and in the heart of The Island District.
The two elegant residential towers, 35 and 41 floors high, overlook the Dubai Creek, the Downtown Dubai skyline, and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The views are maximised with Harbour Lookout, a dedicated rooftop amenity, entertainment deck.
The various lifestyle amenities foster a sense of community in the people who will call Dubai Creek Harbour their home.
Living in the Dubai Creek Harbour won’t set residents off from the surrounding water-front and greenery — it will make them feel like they are, indeed, a core part of it.