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Address: Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 55 827 8705
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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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Real Dubai at the Creek

The Creek is undoubtedly the centre of Dubai and is a must visit place for any visitor to the city. The waterway is a bustling exciting area where 'abras' (water taxis) and dhows... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Creek is undoubtedly the centre of Dubai and is a must visit place for any visitor to the city. The waterway is a bustling exciting area where 'abras' (water taxis) and dhows (cargo carrying wooden ships) can be seen. Many of the latter have been converted to floating restaurants which is a leisurely way to combine dinner on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The souk, is good for spices, tourist bits, scarfs, jewellery and even a few pots and pans. On the edge of the market the touts for the shops don't. Other you too much. The deeper you go though the selling of the scarf on your head gets a little bit more annoying. If you are after some branded goods that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exploring Dubai Creek is a must do for visitors to Dubai, from riding the abras crossing the creek to walking along the habour watching the loading of Dhows to viewing the swanky yachts in the Dubai Creek marina from the restaurants overlooking it, there are many many experiences to enjoy and savour. Once the centre of activity in this historical... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did one of the dinner cruises down the Creek and afterwards wondered why we bothered. The Creek is rather industrial with a lot of building sites along the banks, so not particularly scenic.

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience of a traditional boat ride across Dubai creek for only 1DH. Good to pay a trip to nearby gold & spice bazaar. Gold bazaar is huge! You can get great deals on jewelry. Bargain! Bargain! Bargain!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dubai museum is a fabulous must see to discover the history of Dubai with artifacts and information that will please all. Price is excellent (3 dirhams each) then down to the harbour for a ride across the water on an abra - fantastic experience !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really enjoyable way to view Dubai, a trip across the Dubai creek is not to be missed. Whether you take the abra across the Creek for a dirham or a RTA boat for 2 Dirhams or a dinner cruise on one of the many dhows which ply on the creek, this is a great way to see how Dubai... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the only authentic bit of Dubai left. Lots of small boats coming and going, and lots of scope for people watching. Quite noisy, but lively and enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely, inexpensive cruise at the extension of Dubai Creek, the new manmade canal connecting the creek to the sea (Persian Gulf) on both ends (sort of horseshoe). excellent views to infamous Burj Khalifa, all the high rise buildings etc.I took the last route (departure at 17:30 - arrival 19:15) in order to capture the city in night light (zillions of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only is the old quarter nearby, but there is something really beautiful about the walk along the river that separates old Dubai from new Dubai. It's reminiscent of Turkey. Go there at sunset and take a walk, visit the cafes, and enjoy.

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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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