New World Heritage bid for Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is undergoing improvement work as it seeks to be recognised as a World Heritage Site.

More signage, lighting and infrastructure are the main priorities for the area which will be inspected by officials from UNESCO in January 2016.

The Creek has already been rejected in an application for the status as inspects felt too much of the architecture was reconstruction of antique buildings.

Dubai Municipality is overseeing the work and has cut the area for the proposal and it is now centred on Shindagha and also includes Bur Dubai and Al Ras.

Rashid Bukhash, municipality chief executive of architectural heritage said: “Last year we submitted a file with a much larger area, from the beginning of Shindagha to Al Maktoum Bridge, but UNESCO asked us to reduce the length – so now we’ve made it smaller, up to Al Fahidi area.”