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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
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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Got there early in the morning, no queues! Provided good equipment and was reasonably priced. I touched a penguin, my kids had a private snowboard lesson because everyone else... read more

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Yeppoon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got there early in the morning, no queues! Provided good equipment and was reasonably priced. I touched a penguin, my kids had a private snowboard lesson because everyone else wanted to ski, my husband let loose on the slopes. All in all, great experience! Cold inside, wear a singlet!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dubai Creek ,14 km long is one of the most fantastic things to do in dubai. .. Abra ride is cheap and worth. .. The best time to travel is during the sunset where you can experience the complete ancient contrast of dubai. ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We cross the river from dubai museum to gold souk very budget friendly ride it cost only 1dirhams...it's a must try when you are in dubai..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place to meander around in during the evening. It is calm and pleasant. There are many boats offering cruises and fining cruises up the creek but we did not gave time to try them. Some boats are stylishly modern, others are quaintly old and charming. Here you feel safe, so long as you take the natural precautions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The historical area of Dubai is located here - so this is a popular destination among tourists and even those who live in Dubai. There are art fairs, small museums (they close early though and are not working on weekends), galleries, souvenir shops and similar. The creek itself is popular for the cheap abra boat rides as well as traditional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been there with family. Enjoyed it very much. Wish could stay longer but it was so cold. Anyway, it's worth a visit especially if we are fond of snow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai Creek is a place which houses all types of visitors and is a wonderfull place to visit. It also gives a glimpse of the local culture and wonderful way to travel across at just 1 AED. Both the side offer many different places to see both of historical importance and also shopping as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a day in Dubai on my own whilst my husband was working and with mixed advice as to if I would feel comfortable in the Souks on my own I decided I was a big girl and went to explore. I went to the Gold and Spice Souks, a small museum and had a walk around the Creek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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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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