Address: Creekside Park (near Wonderland)
Tel: +971 (0)4 336 7633
Open: daily, 8am-11pm (winter); 5pm-9pm (summer); Wed: women only
To see just how quickly Dubai is expanding, take the cable car that runs the 2.3km length of Creekside Park (between the Creek’s two bridges) in under half an hour. Suspended 30 metres in the air, you can see for miles in each direction.
Less than 15 years ago, the Dubai World Trade Centre (on the Bur Dubai side) marked the outskirts of the city. Today you can just about see the rising towers of Dubai Marina, some 30km out of town. Beyond the Deira-side of the Creek, the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah lies in the far distance. You’ll also be reminded of Dubai’s striking geography, sandwiched between the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the expanse of desert that stretches away to the south-east.
Creekside Park has several entrances but the main approach is from Garhoud Bridge. Due to the heat, the cable car only runs from 5pm to 9pm in summer; during the winter, it runs all day