Dubai Creek may become one of the wonders of the world

It isn’t every day that you can walk right up to one of the world's major heritage sites. Until now, that is...
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Dubai Creek may become one of the wonders of the world

Visiting any of the world’s greatest wonders seems to always go hand-in-hand with jet lag, messy buns (and not even the good kind), and a serious case of restless-leg. But that may all change, as one of the world’s wonders could now be on our very doorstep.

Dubai Creek is now in the running to join the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Barrier Reef in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee is taking place in Bahrain as we speak.

The 1,037 site list is curated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International World Heritage program, with a number of strict criteria in place just to qualify as a nominee. That and having ‘outstanding universal value’, which we’d like to think is already in the bag considering the creek's major trading history and its transformation throughout the years.

“Expectations of this session are high and we must seize this opportunity to strengthen joint work for the safeguarding of cultural heritage," said Sheikha Haya Bint Rashed Al-Khalifa. Sounds like a great plan to us!

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