Dubai is famed for its glamorous waterfront communities, whether on paradise isle Palm Jumeirah or at the futuristic Dubai Marina. Joining these dazzling districts is Dubai Creek Harbour, a green haven from Emaar Properties.

Its location, on the banks of the historic Dubai Creek and Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary, has very much defined this district. Green spaces add to the area’s flora and fauna, while the cutting-edge community is set to harness solar power and use water-purification systems to minimise its impact on the environment. You can even cross the creek on an eco-friendly tram. It’s set to be a stunning area with nine districts to explore, from the waterways of The Canal District to The Island District’s marina. Parks and tree-lined promenades weave around 22 hotels, shops and restaurants. Cultural attractions include a major new museum (currently in the planning stages). But the real appeal is that it all sits on the fringes of a beautiful nature reserve. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a UNESCO-protected mangrove ecosystem that has sheltered migratory birds, flamingos and many more species of plantlife for decades.