Did you know pearl-diving was taking place in the region about 7,000 years ago? Us neither. If that piqued your interest, head for Heritage Village, near the creek mouth. The village provides a glimpse of Dubai's traditional culture and lifestyle. Afterwards, pop to the nearby Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House, the former home of the Ruler of Dubai from 1921 to 1958, which has been restored as a museum. Dhs2. Open daily 8.30am-8.30pm. Bur Dubai (04 393 7139).