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Dubai Creek

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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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So my friends and I got a bit lost coming from the Gold Souk. We decided to walk along the waterfront until we could get a water taxi (another must do). It was lovely. Around 5 pm... read more

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So my friends and I got a bit lost coming from the Gold Souk. We decided to walk along the waterfront until we could get a water taxi (another must do). It was lovely. Around 5 pm and the moon was full in the sky, watching the boats move along the creek was very relaxing. It really feels like a... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place for a walk even at late hours.Plenty of restaurants around that serves til 2am. Have a nice view while enjoying your smoothies and shisha, Grilled foods are also available (which is very common in Dubai).I've been here couple of times on different time of days. One time I went here before sunset and I saw flock of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a taxi boat or hire a boat for hour - oldDubai at its best. Lots to see and do. Can be hassle with sellers on occasions but try and be patient. Lots of "Rolex" sellers!!!! Go there to experience another side of Dubai

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a boat from the Marina to the Creek and it gave you a great view of the coast line and the Burj Al Arab. Well worth the money as it was a 1.5 hr trip. on getting to the Creek you are bombarded by the merchants but if you take all in your stride and appreciate they are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Dubai and want a romantic open air night boat cruise,try one there are so many companies offering these.it's a slow journey down the creek you pass all the souks on the way,the food is buffet style, alcoholic drinks are served and cost extra,the music is loud and the live entertainment is the same you would experience... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dubai creek connects the bustling Bur Dubai area to the Deira side. Wonderful to have a brisk walk while having a panoramic view of the huge skyscrapers along the shoreline. The Abra boat ride for a nominal price is the best mode of transport to connect between the 2 sides of the creek.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I last visited Dubai some 15 years ago and this was a real centre of activity. Since then there has been so much development and the Creek seems to have become rather marginalised. But it's still a very interesting place to visit to see the older part of Dubai and perhaps a more realistic view of Emirati day to day... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quick trip across the creek is fun to experience with locals traveling to work. You should want to visit or explore the other side, or you will want to take the boat back rather quickly.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now that the new canal extension has been completed (massive, impressive engineering project) and most of Downtown Dubai has been turned into an island, I hope there will be some "Circle Line"-esque operations opening up so you can get the full experience. As it stands you can take short cruises, and boat taxis back and forth across the creek which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a nice ride if you have time. Dubai has much more to see. You can add this to your bucket list if you are staying there for couple of days.

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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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