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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
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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Discovering the charm of Old Dubai...

...a clear geographical and cultural divide from New Dubai, had me enthralled. The city first began to grow around Dubai Creek, where it is still used today for importing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

...a clear geographical and cultural divide from New Dubai, had me enthralled. The city first began to grow around Dubai Creek, where it is still used today for importing and exporting goods to and from different areas. Also, the creek’s waterways are still used as commuter lanes where passengers cheaply cross to and from Bur Dubai to Deira on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Part of a day trip to take in the Creek, Dubai Museum, Souks, Jumeirah Mosque etc. If only for the water taxi experience, you have to go here for the culture and to say you have done it :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This creek flows right through old dubai. Evenings are cooler and beautifully lit boats dot the creek at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

is the perfect place for family start early morning with different shape of bicycle Playing or running At the green corner Walk beside water Enjoy Dolphins show

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We organised this trip before we left and didn't disappoint at all brilliant night and it was birthday extra special

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just so I could say I did it, I enjoyed an abra across the Creek, from one side to the other. Visited the gold market on the other side, good experience, have the right money, about 50p (dirham)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great to experience the hustle and bustle of the Creek, visited a souk and saw the abras coming and going across the Creek. On the far side of the Creek saw numerous dhows moored together, loading and unloading all along the wharf with a variety of goods which emphasised that although a tourist attraction it is actually a busy trading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we got a cruise in the creek. very relaxing trip. a non guidance trip, but you will enjoy the view from the water. Every thing you may buy on the boat is really expensive. enjoy..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took The Bateaux dinner cruise on the Creek and also the Abra ride for 1AED. We were sorry we didn't spend more than one evening around Bur Dubai & Deira. The souqs and the craic seemed good. The different cultures unloading their goods. Al worth the visit to the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very cosy atmosphere next to the water if you want to go for a nice place for dinner. Dinnerboats is available as well.

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Address: Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971-55-827-8705
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > 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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