The old part of Dubai is situated on the creek, which is an water inlet that goes into the desert. This was the traditional port for many traders and pearl divers in the area. Today you can cross the creek via water taxis for 1DHS (about US$0.25) per trip.
I’m in Bahrain. The flight was exceptionally short from Qatar. The time I spend on the runway was more than the time spent in the air. As far as I could tell, there are no ferries which run from Doha to Bahrain, and unless you are a GCC resident, you can’t take a bus without [...]