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Dubai Creek

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 933 1100
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US$ 40.00*
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 52 933 1100
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Reviewed yesterday

Our son hired an Abra. This precipitated an interesting reaction among the locals. No one else was allowed on board. We received a personal narrative from the pilot who gave a brilliant explanation of whatever we saw, including metallic circular fishing cages. He also drew...More

Thank juliant919
Reviewed yesterday

It has to be done while in downtown and exploring the markets. Its the quickest way of getting across the other side...

Thank patrickpato
Reviewed yesterday

A true traveller would look for something truly local, something that represents the local culture that has been going on for many many years. Dubai Creek is one of the places that still has that appeal even to me after living in Dubai since 2008....More

Thank JudhiP
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the Abra ride and visit this place for just 1 AED. Its just awesome to see flowing water in the middle of the city. Its a good place to hangout with friends and spouses.

Thank Meet A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Though the creek runs few kilometers, you can witness the beauty and see how useful it is from different areas. This time we were under the bridge where there are magical LEDS and flowing water .

Thank doublemongos
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Felt let down at the very enticing caption on the Dubai Fridays deal which said Dubai Canal Cruise for Aed 49/- per person. In actuality it was a creek cruise at approx 4.5 knots (10 kms per hour approx)around the D1 Tower area, Palazzo Versace...More

Thank yvsan2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel so we took a walk along the creek each evening. There were numerous boats going up and down the creek day and night. Since were there during Ramadan there wasn't much happening at the creek dhows;...More

Thank ibaol
Reviewed 3 days ago

..... well, change only a little. My first visit to Dubai was in 1985, and by 2017 the place is pretty well unrecognizable. However, the option to cross The Creek in a local boat, an abra, for 1 Dirham is still a treat. Crossing between...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dubai creek has a lot of charm compared to other places in Dubai. Its authentic and organic, multicultural and it feels pretty real. My favourite place is small cafe called Dubai Creek cafe on the docs close by the abra stations. You can walk through...More

Thank kishacarobnica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very nice spot, very good drinks and food. Service is good The view is so good. You can dress casual to smart.

Thank Ramy B
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
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Am I able to take a boat on the Creek during the day (I do not want to take a dinner cruise)
20 March 2017|
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Response from Claudia M | Reviewed this property |
We took one of the boats to cross over to the other side for 1 AED, however, we did see different types of day cruises advertised in the area where the boats are docked. You should be able to find a creek tour without the... More
is there a reservation when going there? coz i am planning to go tomorrow friday. feb. 24..
23 February 2017|
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Response from Chiantiesque | Reviewed this property |
No, it's an open space. You can take a walk there at your leisure.
My husband can only walk short distances so I am planning on taking a collapsible wheelchair for him. Will this be a problem in the creek area getting on and off the boats etc.
20 January 2017|
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Response from Mohammed Saqib T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they allow on dhows but you can take it on those cruise dinners