Notes on the Geography of The U.A.E. (Dubai): Old Dubai: Photo 4
Only wooden ships are allowed to use the eight wharves along the Creek. Steel vessels use Port Rashid at the mouth of the Creek or Jebel Ali Port, perhaps 15 miles to the west. Together, those ports handled more than 5,000,000 containers in 2003. That put Dubai in the top dozen container ports in the world.
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