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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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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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Dubai Creek

Much more compact than it looks on the map. Wandering up and down the Creek is interesting (seeing boats with all their goods being off loaded, or loaded is an experience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took an Abra on Dubai Creek which was really neat. However the aggressive sellers in the souk were awful. They'd likely make way more sales if they weren't so aggressively ANNOYING!! Skip the souk but definitely try the water taxis and Dubai Creek.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much more compact than it looks on the map. Wandering up and down the Creek is interesting (seeing boats with all their goods being off loaded, or loaded is an experience! Taking the abras across the Creek is fun. The souks are great, be prepared to a) haggle and b) say no. Perfume, old souk, gold souk and a bit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you've had enough of the modern Dubai, then you should head to the old part. It's quite easy to reach Dubai Creek from Dubai Mall by metro. Take the red line until Khalid Bin al Waleed station and change to the green line until Al Gubriba staion. From there it's an short stroll down to the Bur Dubai Abra... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and well worth the visit, lots of interesting shops and people. The Dubai museum is close by also.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Creek is the bustling centre of old Dubai and Diera. The souks are all around as are loads of dhows. Well worth a look to appreciate the historical core. Use the water bus or abra to get around, we thought the water taxis were expensive.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only 1 dinar to get from one side of the creek to another. The old souk is on one side and the gold and spice souks are on the other. The boats are a lot of fun too and the ride takes around 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Day or night it is an amazing place to see cruise boats floating restaurants. River taxis are numerous

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The abra are boats holding 20 people (counted on by a guy on the shore). The driver/pilot/ skipper sits in the middle. It costs about 20p to get across the creek...well worth it for the trip but also you see different things on each side.........go to the museum and ask for the Abra from there - really close. Enjoy!! Don't... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a boat ride at night and the scenery was breathtaking. The lights were beautiful and we were also lucky to catch some fireworks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its a cruise on marina bay. Can actually be skipped. Nothing very fancy about this. Do it if you have leisure time but not as a must do.

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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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