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Bayt Al Wakeel

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Neighbourhood:
The Creek
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Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

About 20 of us ate here - the location is excellent, sitting outside on the river bank watching the water taxis and other brightly lit boats going by. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food came in good time and they catered well for our large number. Tastes and choices were excellent. I had a mezze selection, a fatoush salad and... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I followed a Lonely Planet recommendation and ate here with my friend on an exploration walk around Bur Dubai and Deira. We got lucky with a corner table overlooking the Creek and had a lovely lunch of a mezze plate and then chicken stir fried rice. Both were delicious, the service was good and considering the location, the price wasn't... More 

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Los Angeles
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

just to get an outdoor seat and relax enjoying the boats going by. In the heart of Bur Dubai in "souks row", take a break from haggling with the merchants and sit down and have lunch or dinner or just a break from it all. The food, to be honest, is not first class by any range but it is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this riverside restaurant twice for lunch: once with family including an under-one year old; and once alone. The restaurant is on the water, and is attached to a traditional arabic home. The welcome and service are exceptional; the food good value and beautifully presented.

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Thank MEPNorwich
British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outdoor restaurant right on the Creek by the souks and old Dubai. The location is amazing and there is very good viewing of the activity on the waterfront. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. The building is also of historical significance.

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Thank Tom Y
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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397 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very busy restaurant because of the great views by the side of a Creek. If you want a seat by the water you will have to wait. The seat away from the water are quiet dark. The service is a bit hit and miss, but the food is tasty and you can enjoy watching the bustling Creek... More 

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Thank Swisshen
Dubai
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272 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We liked the view .... the staff are very active and fast.... The food is of avarage quality... The best thing that its close to the old dubai city and the old markets...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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838 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

1st time we went there wasn't a view of the creek. Came back later and sat by the water.... Had traditional food while the Abras travesed the water. Surely that trip is the best value journey in Dubai. Not to be missed! Very energetic on a Friday!

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If it's hot and sunny nothing is more pleasant than sitting under the roof and still in the breeze of the river, enjoying the view and good food. My favored place, I keep coming back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant's food isn't particularly fancy, but it is very tasty and decent value. We loved sitting out on the terrace at night, watching the boats go up and down the Creek. Very atmospheric. And only a short abra ride to the Souks of Deira.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighbourhood: The Creek

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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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