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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
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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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2-Hour Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek
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A stroll along Dubai Creek is a must for visitors. You can easily cross it using water taxis that are cheap. There are suqs along the street next to it. It's clean and safe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockton, New Jersey

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Stockton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A stroll along Dubai Creek is a must for visitors. You can easily cross it using water taxis that are cheap. There are suqs along the street next to it. It's clean and safe.

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Cremona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you pass by the ultra modern city to old city with a boat who dont give you much trust,but is ok.the old city is great

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

cross the creek on a abra or take an evening dinner dhow cruise- this area is the authetical part of Dubai and well worth to explore and get lost in the spice souq og haggle in the gold souq

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Creek is amazing. For just a couple of dirhams you can travel on the creek from one side to the other. It's a great experience, to leave behind the towers for a while and see a little of old Dubai. Lots of bespoke tailors ready to copy your favourite clothes. A colourful part of town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit in Dubai as there is no so much to visit or any historic monuments. Get to do the boats, something to do on your free time.

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The creek gives you perfect knowledge of what old dubai was. You can imagine from where to where dubai has grown to in such a small span. Old creek is about taking ride on boat. Getting view on both sides. You can go to old souks like... Gold souk, spice souk and textile souk. It's nice to take a step... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The highlight was the huge amount of dows and the simple way of transporting all kinds of goods by sea. The the views along the creek is both modern high rise buildings and Arabian style city.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were on the dhow cruise it was an experience. kids found it boring at times. all in all it was nice

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Thank Laksith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

glad to take the ride in a boat in the creek very interesting history of dubai views were excellent will recommend just be aware they dint serve food only drinks but wish they do food nice to have something to eat while watching the views😉 guys if you visit dubai make sure you go in the boat trip.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a boat trip on Dubai Creek - there was not too much to see. Not too sure that I would recommend it.

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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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