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Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #25 of 202 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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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

At 1 Dirham to cross the creek it's about the cheapest authentic Dubai experience you can have. Best done during winter though.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We decided against the more touristy dhow boat cruise and opted for just the local taxi boat down the creek! It was relaxing and enjoyable, 120 dirham between 5 so easily a bargain!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love this area of Dubai. It's not particularly pretty, or clean, and there's not necessarily specific 'attractions' to visit, but it's got a real sense of itself, as if it hasn't changed terribly much in the past few hundred years, except that the dhows and abras ploughing the creek now have electric motors, and the souks have souvenir shops... More

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Spend a few hours drafting down the creek seeing old Dubai to one side and new Dubia to the over, a totally enjoyable experience. Water taxis are cheap but treat yourself to a tourist boat, well worth the dining experience and a cheap night out. Wine is very cheap on these boats so a very romantic night can be had.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A nice experience . We arrived late afternoon when the heat started subsiding. We took an old boat (dhow) for an hour long trip up and down the creek. Cost 60 Dirhams for half hour or 120 for an hours trip. Really nice old traditional fishing and trading boats were docked on the edges. The sunset scene over the creek... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An amazing trip which has everything; history, culture, excitement and the thrill joining the local people cross the Creek! From Bur Dubai to Deira; see the sights and weave across the Creek as Abra and Dhow wend their way across,and up and down . See the cargo waiting along the Creek-side to be taken world-wide on the Ocean going Dhow.... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

When you live or stay in the modern Dubai, you should visit this place to feel and see physically the historical transformation and development of the city.

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

The Old Souk is located near the Creek and is easy to access from the tour buses or the water taxi's. There are a range of vendors trying to sell all sorts of stuff and the range of textiles is incredible. Expect the street hawkers trying to sell you all sorts of stuff that you do not need, but they... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Captivating views over the creek. It's a must to catch a small ferry boat over to the souks but be prepared to jump on board. Barter for materials or diamonds in the souks. Prices are at least 75% lower than in the UK! Don't forget to visit the old town which is less touristy. Extreme heat beware to go in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Annoying how the trolley pusher follow you while you shop at fruit and vegetable market . They continuously talk to you . They follow you and the same person will ask ask ask ask ask ask ask ask ask ask you again and again if they can carry your stuff it horrendous horrible and an aggressive place Don't go alone... More

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