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Drive along Dubai Creek, the lifeline and pulse of the city, which separates the city from Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Mashraf Building, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Souk Al Kabir
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before coming to Dubai I read many timer that cruise on creek using abra is the best Dubai’s attraction because it is for 1 AED. Honestly it is, first time I used it and I liked it so much.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 565agnieszkag
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Both sides, offer incredible deals on merchandise from all over the world - especially South East Asia. It's must visit place and shop n save! The boat ride for each way is only 1AED. And it's a 5 minutes ride. I've seen the local residents...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bahzad M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is where you see some of the Old Dubai. Going to the gold souk , we rode their traditional boat , a yacht type , a Dhow. Admire the beauty of its surroundings, and its past. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A real difference here. Interesting waterside location away from the hustle and bustle of uptown skyscrapers and shopping malls. Old shops souks and small restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Clareaskew
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Dubai Creek was a great adventure that allowed us to see the markets and enjoy a short boat ride along the creek. Loved the atmosphere and special finds.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diana W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not show if this place is worth visiting on a hot day. maybe when it is not too hot. Went there and took a boat ride and I guess there was nothing special about this place except being an old town where it does show...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Changfoodtrips
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Dubai Creek has so much to offer as the Gold Souk is there filled with stunning jewellery, watches, electronics, spices, clothes and everything imaginable. The Cultural Centre is there too where one can learn all about local traditions and the Arabic way of living....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank A6318TXmargaretd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A new city within a city!!! Very well laid out and looking forward to sell some units in this new development. Can't wait to see the next tallest building on earth.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curious32705436947
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few areas of Dubai represent the beginnings of Dubai like the Dubai Creek area. This area is still used by the dhows trading between Dubai and nearby countries. The area is also known for its Souks (markets): the Old Souk on Bur Dubai side of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gramoore10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The creek is really amazing in the night. Like you are in some other world with these skyscrapers, all in different lights and shapes . I was a little bit disappointed from the boat. We were on the terrace - beautiful view, but the food...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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madhousewife
October 9, 2019|
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Response from hubz72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steve, To be honest unless you get in a cab there isn’t much directly around The Sheraton itself. But 2 minute walk from the hotel is the Baniyas water bus terminal and for around £1 it will take you over the creek... More
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Amanda W
October 31, 2018|
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Response from Teena_13 | Reviewed this property |
The boat trip is like a 5-7 minute trip for 1dirham. You don't need to pre book it. I don't know till what time it runs in the evening.
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SmokeyDJ
September 28, 2018|
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Response from Andrew U | Reviewed this property |
Hi You will have more than enough time. The boat crossing is 10 minutes if that. The souk is a fabulous and atmospheric place, 2 hours would be enough for a first timer. We all know how company offsite visits go. It all... More
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