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Dubai Creek

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Address: Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 55 827 8705
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Drive along Dubai Creek, the lifeline and pulse of the city, which...

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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My Favorite Part of Dubai

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Dubai Creek area. It's a bustling area of merchants, shops and all kinds of things. I love taking the Abra across the creek and just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Dubai Creek area. It's a bustling area of merchants, shops and all kinds of things. I love taking the Abra across the creek and just wandering through the area. It's also a great place for photos of Dubai. If you have some extra Dirham, take a private Abra. It's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This location is kinda in Old Dubai, it's not close to the downtown area and will cost you 50-60 durum one way to get anywhere from here. The highlight of this area is the Gold suk area where you can barter to buy fake brand watches, fake designer scarves, fake anything. Once you enter this shopping area the hustlers are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the Cteek gives you a feel for the history. A must do is a visit to the Museum to check out the display and history. Not much in Dubai is old so you can see some part of life before concrete. It is very busy with tourists. You can walk around the Souks visit museum and mosque... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an evening here after a busy day in Dubai. At first it was a bit like 'we're going to be stuck on a boat with all these people'.. and we almost regretted it. But a few minutes after it set off, we were charmed at the pace of the boat and felt a sense of tradition with the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to do the boats that just cross from side to side, cost you about a quarter, but worth the ride. Not too much to see or do, Because it's a waterway with Doha's going through it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see the old Dubai and the way like people used to cross the river. Of course they do it still using small boats so you can try it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to have a boat trip for a cheap price go for the ferry across the creek. The rate is still 1 Dh and you see as much of the creek as you see on the hour trip. It's also the shortest way from Deira to Dubai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked crossing between the old souk one side and the gold souk the other so much I did it twice. The price was one dirham for the ferry. Wouldn't particularly advise doing this if you're old or with children

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to go to souks. One was on one side of the creek. One on the other. We could either go back and around the creek or cross it. No swimming cossies so we took a ferry. This u have to do!!! 1 dirham. Take the trip, man!!! You will be so happy 😊 to reach the other side.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went through make my trip,the cruise was fine but the food was terrible ,make sure you see the sunset

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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