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Karanam, S., Juma, I. M., AlHarmoudi, A. A., & Yang, Z. (2018). HYDRODYNAMICS OF EXTENDED DUBAI CREEK SYSTEM. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), currents.25. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.currents.25


Dubai Creek is a semi-enclosed waterway approximately 14 km long located in the Emirate of Dubai. At its mouth, the creek has an opening of approximately 200m and then widens to approximately 1200m towards the upper end of the creek. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, a RAMSAR designated conservation site is located at the upper end of the creek. The average depth of the creek ranges approximately 6.5 to 7m below Dubai Municipality Datum (DMD) throughout the waterway. Tidal flushing and mixing are the dominant transport processes in Dubai Creek. Treated sewage effluent (fresh water with nutrient content) from Al Awir sewage treatment plant is discharged into creek forming a source of pollution.


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