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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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Colourful old heritage

Dubai creek houses buildings lit up with colours along the shores. Taking an abra and going to Deira from Bur Dubai will provide a scenic view of the creek.

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chennai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dubai creek houses buildings lit up with colours along the shores. Taking an abra and going to Deira from Bur Dubai will provide a scenic view of the creek.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travel across the Creek using public 'transport' is a true Dubai experience. Pile into a boat with the locals, pay around 10c to get across the water in a five minute boat ride. Marvellous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The creek area is an amazing place to visit when you are in Dubai - the old part is just fascinating and you can spend hours wandering and mixing with the locals. Old wooden Abra boats will ferry you across the creek for 1 dirham and the souks / heritage area and old buildings are a must see. We visited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went down to this area to take in the Spice Market and go to the vendors. This place is alive with people from all over the world. All of the noise and activity made for a vibrant experience. If you go to Dubai, you must visit Dubai Creek and take in the local culture! I would definitely go again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We traversed a couple of times costing AED1 per trip. Lovely to watch the harbour activity which is mainly ferrying people around. There are a couple of riverside restaurants to enjoy the view. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Abra-ride across the creek is super-cheap and fun for the kids. The souks and historical fahidi area are also close by and provide an interesting glimpse into the old trading culture that existed before the development that took place over the last few decades. There are plenty of quirky and interesting stalls, shops and restaurants to explore and discover.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hustle and bustle of all the boats offering dinner cruises! Old Dubai seen in all its glory. Great shopping and dining experiences nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite a bit of activity in this area, good for people watching or smoking, having a nice meal and a drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to combine Dubai Creek with the visits of the souks and the heritage village. Also a must getting into a old boat that takes your from one side of the Creek to the other.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for shopping and getting a taste of culture of this global melting pot. Bargain, and bargain, and you could walk away with at least 1 amazing deal. Try the Abrahams to get across, it's a "boat" with no sides, but what fun and completely safe for all ages, with passage at around 1dhs. Once on the other side there... More 

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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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