Dubai Creek an Ariel View in 1940
An Ariel view of Dubai. Dubai creek is distinguishing two major parts of Dubai, Deira Dubai on left and Bur Dubai on right side. this picture was taken while the creek was not trenched, easing internal passage for large boats. sandy land patches in the creek can clearly seen in this picture. The first settled tribe along right bank of creek was Bani Yas tribe in 19th century, establishing the Al Makhtoum dynasty in the city.
The major project for deepening and widening the creek was started at the time of Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Makhtoum in 1972.