Top Things to Do in The Creek

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in The Creek, Dubai

Top Things to Do in The Creek

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  • Lana B
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Love Love Dubai! The creek is a must! Like being in the Aladdin film! See the original part though, do a tour with a guide you learn so much! Definitely take an Abra over to the souk. What an experience. Would 100 % return.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Shamim
    Leicester, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fun thing to do with friends
    cheap and cheerful
    nice and quick
    very very cheap
    convenient and quick
    reached from 1 side to the other without any fuss
    very easy even for first timers
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • ShropshireReviewer
    Shropshire, UK249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good little museum, we visited one morning as part of a Dubai City tour we had booked. Quite small, but it provided an inside of how houses were in old Dubai in years gone by. We didn’t spend much time there but worth a visit if you’re passing.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • IMLISAJ
    Kingston, Jamaica83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a traditional “open” souk, but a series of small shops selling gold and more gold. The array and quantity is stunning and worth a visit if you are interested in Jewellery and if you like to haggle for a bargain. It is located beside the spice souk so really a 2 in 1 experience.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting historic district of Dubai dating back to the 1890s. Also known as the Al Fahidi Neighborhood. Several small museums and cafes in the district. Nearby is the Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum and Dubai Creek where you can take an Abra across the river to explore the Old Souk. Al Seef along Dubai Creek is also nearby and worth exploring.
    Written 27 July 2023
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  • ExoticTravelTom
    Nedre Eiker Municipality, Norway704 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Al Shindagha Museums among the newest, family-friendly Heritage Museums in Dubai which is spread over several buildings. All this gives you an insight into the culture, traditions and history of Dubai. If you like history about the places you visit, this is definitely a museum to see. A good opportunity for good photos and historical experiences.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Kamruzzaman
    Uttara, Bangladesh20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been to Dubai many times but never been to historic part of old Dubai. This time I made effort. Getting down from nearest metro station, I kept on walking towards Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhood. The place gave me a sense that local Dubai people is not only about glittering building, they lived a Bedouin life in tents in deserts. Coffee museum and cultural center were good to visit. Then took a boat ride across the river to go gold souk. Overall I had expected little more from the place. It stills shows concrete houses in old design. Instead, there could been tents in the desert. I would say, it’s a good to have visit, not a mystery-have visit.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania33,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's not the most spectacular boarding point. That one is on the shore of Bur Dubai. But this is also interesting. There are a lot of abra boats waiting for their customers, while others are constantly going back and forth on the canal. The price of an abra trip is only 1AED.
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • Sunil D
    Mumbai, India173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great shopping experience and especially suited for us .. dont forget to bargain . there are original goods and first copies and they will tell u which is it . bargain accordingly
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • らわ
    Manchester, UK1,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice small museum and only costs 10 Durhams to enter. It includes free coffee and dates. Lots of antiques and some explanations of the history of coffee, such as the first coffee houses, Japan making the first instant coffee and Nestle making the first freeze dried coffee. Nice and cool inside so a good break from the heat, definitely worth a visit for anyone who likes coffee.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Johnny S
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is a hidden gem! As you might imagine from the name it’s a wonderfully eclectic canter through the history and culture of the region, with exhibitions on pearls, manuscripts, literature and weaponry.
    Perhaps most strikingly, there are also very thoughtful and moving sections on both the Holocaust (some fascinating stories of Muslims helping escaping Jews) and the more recent Abrahamic Accords.
    An uplifting experience!
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • Charlotte D
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai Creek Heritage Village is a hidden gem nestled amidst the modern skyline of Dubai. Stepping into this cultural oasis feels like traveling back in time to the roots of Emirati heritage. The village offers a captivating glimpse into traditional Emirati life, with beautifully preserved buildings, bustling souks, and authentic cultural experiences. From exploring the historical exhibits to witnessing traditional crafts being practiced, every corner of the village is steeped in history and charm. The waterfront location adds to the ambiance, providing a picturesque backdrop for leisurely strolls along the creek. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Dubai Creek Heritage Village offers a delightful journey into the rich tapestry of Emirati culture.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria22,206 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the market to see a traditional market. I was left with mixed feelings, on the one hand there were interesting spices and traditional things, on the other hand there was also a lot of outright garbage. The sellers were not pushy. Overall it was interesting
    Written 8 March 2024
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  • zignekr
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    XVA gallery is hidden away in the old part of the Dubai. It is an art gallery with a cost cafe and restaurant. I recommend coming in just to see the artwork. Not sure how frequently it’s changed but we really enjoyed some of the art installations by local artists.
    I am surprised this place is not more popular..
    Written 13 June 2023
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  • M M
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to experience the busy Arabic market but all the stores are very similar and some of the shop staff will grab child’s hand to stop you at their store. We were very interested to buy something but we got too annoyed, tried to ignore them and kept walking past the shops. Some shop will lure you in with a cheap price of something. We were going to buy a nice Arabic bowl but that was his trick to bring us in to the store and offered other staff which we were not interested. He didn’t give up trying to sell more stuff, so we just left the store without buying anything. Watch out!
    Written 30 March 2024
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