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Address: Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Motor-boating
Description: 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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This is where it all began and it feels like you could possibly be back in time. Easy walk around all the souks, restaurants, Dubai Museum and Cultural centre. The very best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is where it all began and it feels like you could possibly be back in time. Easy walk around all the souks, restaurants, Dubai Museum and Cultural centre. The very best place to find a room as the promenade is much more tourist friendly and easy to navigate than the new hotel areas by the Palm Jumeirah. We took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We rented a Dhow to take us on an hour Creek trip and had a wonderful experience viewing the buildings along the Creek.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Dubai creek has a nice promenade, great for walks and to sit and enjoy the breeze. It's quiet, not much traffic passing by there and you can make to the museum and a couple of heritage sites from there. It's nice to take the local 'abra' or boat across to the old part of the city, Deira. Definitely doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Creek must be visited when you in dubai. In order to enjoy it you have to get on dhow cruise to see the landmarks and enjoy the view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Dubai has a long maritime history and the Creek today continues the tradition of shipping all sorts of things in and out of Dubai using traditional wooden dhows. You can see them plying back and forth, or watch the wide assortment of cargoes being unloaded at the key side. The little ferry boats (abras) carry passengers across and along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I booked the hour long tour for 120 AED but got bored after 15 minutes. The guide was not very talkative so it was just a boat ride in silence. I would rather do the 1AED ride from one side to the other (go to Meena bazaar), as it gives all the flavor, but doesn't get boring.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Dubai Creek separates Old Dubai from Deira and by using the abra service to cross it is a great and different experience, especially if sharing the creek with one of the much larger dhows. The dhows moor along the creek bank so it's worth a wander to check these out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Its the old Dubai where you can see another face of the Emirate. Immigrants and workers live there. A less fancy area but still worth to visit it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Except for some old eateries, there is not much to see in Dubai creek, If you are taking a cruise, marine side is better than creek side. Yes you can go across the creek for just 1 Diharm !! even today on tradition boats

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

gives a feeling for the old part of town, both by car and even more when doing the dhow boat tour . recommended

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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.