Dubai may have come from the word Daba (Arabic: دبا) (a past tense derivative of Yadub (Arabic: يدب), which means to creep); referring to the slow flow of Dubai Creek inland. The poet and scholar Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it to the same word, but to its alternative of baby locust (Arabic: جراد) and that's due to the widespread of locust in the area before settlement. There have been many theories written and publicized about the origins of the name Dubai, however there has not been any defined set reference that describes the nomenclature of the city due to lack of previous documentation.
Dubai is really two Cities, Dubai and Deira. Divided by the Creek, they are a paradise for sightseeing and both have their unique characters. You will be amazed at the diversity of architecture and cultures to be found here, ranging from traditional Arab houses to magnificent modern towers of steel and glass. The Creek is the main artery of Dubai, winding inland from the Gulf for about six miles. On its clear waters you will see traditional teak trading dhows plying their trade across the Gulf, heading as far as India. At night, the waterfront is a hive of activity, as Abras, the local water taxis, crisscrosses the Creek carrying people to their chosen restaurant or attraction for the evening.
Middle Cargo Meet 2017 - Middle Eastern International Forwarders Meeting
January 16 - 19, 2017 | Sheraton Jumeirah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates