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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

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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We started at the gold souk then hired a local boat to see the creek at night, which was lovely. Then got dropped off at the spice souk

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Guildford, United Kingdom

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started at the gold souk then hired a local boat to see the creek at night, which was lovely. Then got dropped off at the spice souk

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect place for romantic walk from Gold soak to Silk soak taking boat taxi from one side of the river to the other...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was interested in getting a glimpse of Dubai's past, and the reconstruction of the fishing and Pearl Diving village was very interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Because it is older, Dubao Creek enjoy more mature trees, less bizarre building and the boat trips are nice

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like long scenic walks, this is the place for you in Dubai. Although the creek offers water taxis, boat tours, and dhow cruises, it's a great walkable area with dozens of shops along the edge and tons of restaurants to eat from. Our favorite part was coming back in the evening for drinks and shisha. It's a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Raddison Blu in Deira right on the Creek. Nothing is Old" in Dubai but what little established development there is you will find here, although the development taking place on Bur Dubai side may put that in question before long. There are interesting souks in he old tradition; small outlets, plenty of haggling and streets full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Creek gives you a clue as to what Dubai must have been like before it became the glitzy fabulous place it now is. Old-fashioned boats & ferries chug along & traders are busy about their business. Travel here from the Marina on the 90 minute boat (separate TA review) for around £10, then onto the infamous spice & gold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been making short trips to Dubai for a number of years now and usually confine myself to the high rise, ultra modern and sterile shopping malls and the Jumeirah beach area. So this time, having a full Saturday afternoon free to myself I decided to head off to explore the Dubai Creek area. From my hotel in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dubai Creek is an excellent spot to spend time in the evening in the breeze and having a great view of the waterway. It is very accessible by public transport and taxi. The nearest metro station is the Al Gubhaiba Bus Stand station. There are lot of eateries nearby if you plan to have your dinner before you leave.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been to creek with a family of 10. Even though the boat journey in the night was pleasant, the food served was not up to the mark. The buffet dinner was miserable with the congested space on the deck. Overall it was not giving a professional touch. There is a lot of scope for improvement. Dance on the... More 

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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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