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Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #27 of 206 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Go there at night when the weather cools off. The reflection of the city lights on the creek surface is amazing. And if Abras are working (little ferries), take one to the other side and back. It cheap and you can see a lot. Great place.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

As others have stated, take a boat across the creek to cool off. It's inexpensive, fun and so refreshing! I think one of the best kept secrets is this one the best places in the world to buy fabric. At the Meena Bazaar there are several shops where you can find anything you are looking for with helpful knowledgable staff.

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Edwinstowe, Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The Dubai creek splits the city - is some 16km from sea to source [accroding to our guide] and is as spectacular as the Bosphorus in Istanbul....The locals use the small flat bottomed boats called Abra's to take them from one side of the creek to the other....The infamous Gold and Spice souks are on the side of the creek... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

There is a number of operators of the Arab Dhows on the Dubai Creek. We our tour booked via Big Bus Tours. It was very pleasant experience from the Creek's water on the Arab Dhow.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

So there we were, in august, a family without the " mad dogs" but being english , out in the mid day sun... getting on for 50C look for a place to cool down, No chance...off we went " up the creek and what a great trip it was, shade from the boat was Ok. plenty of water and a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I took a train to Al Ghubaib and then walked to the Old Souq. Did not have a good impression at the Old Souq as the merchants were trying too hard to get visitors to buy things... and it just didn't feel so good for a lone female traveller. On the other hand, I liked taking the water taxi across... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Walked from Heritage Village down to the Fort which took around an hour in the heat. Its a pleasant walk with lots of boats and activity on the creek but nothing that really stood out. Yes its a good way to spend an hour but as harbours go there are more interesting places in the world

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Thisis real, working, no-frills Dubai. Anyone coming to Dubai can enjoy a walk along the creek, and enjoy one ofthe older parts of the city. At one end, is the Shindagha heritage village, with its little museums of life in Dubai prior to oil and pizzazz! s you walk along, further, one can visit one of the older souks, selling... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Take the water taxi across the creek (river for us westerners) and get a great view at all the boats that come in from the Gulf to sell supplies in the area. Great views of area buildings.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It's pretty much the only place that I felt that I saw the fusion of the new and the old. Old city where you can see the skyscrapers just next you is quite a view. You can take the ferry for nothing, which is also a fun thing to do. Loved it!

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