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Dubai Creek

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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 52 933 1100
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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Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Creek with transfer
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Very interesting visit. You get to see different souk around the area and you can catch their local traditional water bus taxi to go from one side to another Great view and a... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting visit. You get to see different souk around the area and you can catch their local traditional water bus taxi to go from one side to another Great view and a great experience to have .

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Explored the creek a bit and interesting to understand the reason for building it. I wonder how long it took and the method used. The Emirates have the right mindset to get more water in a desert city.

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Channel Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit but only last approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to take a dhow and don't be put off by the men trying to sell you a trip in a little abrha. They will tell you the larger dhows only do the dinner cruises in the evening. This is not so, fortunately we didn't pay any attention to them... More 

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Perth
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here in the morning mid April as it was very quiet we hired a boat which could have seated ten easily. We paid $30 for the two of us an hour and we were dropped at the markets. It was good to see the older part of Dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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It reminds me about Venice whenever I go there.. nice place and serene atmosphere.. Nice place to discover! Just try to stay away from the cheater people.. 😉

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

those merchant in spice market and gold market is very pushy. there is the shop in spice market called health something, the young guy inside is very aggressive, we don't like it. dont go there! waste of time and its a dirty place

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit place. Loved this place as this place was having a beautiful view of the creek and with some birds. Just beyond words for describing this place.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Well worth taking a Dhow cruise to see the contrast of old and new. Take your own drinks -even water very expensive!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

really nice walk, love the restaurants, they open until very late, we had a lebanese that was very good, don't remember the name but it was at the end. had a kids playground very popular with my girls

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Great experience but market was overwhelming as traders can be in your face, if not used to this type of thing

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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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