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Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #27 of 197 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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we chose to be simple in our approach and opted for a hired boat ride along the creek... in the evening it looks splendid. Light and shadow along the banks of the creek.. all building glistening in its lighting... the dinner cruises getting ready... lit up to color the water through its reflection... the cool breeze keeping you nice and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We did Dubai creek as part of a city tour and found it fascinating with the wild ride across the creek in the Abras, old wooden tubs with a makeshift roof and then the old souks markets

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Getting a hotel facing the Creek was the best thing we did. Our view included the skyline with the Burj Khalifa and the other architectural beauties that Dubai is famous for. The abras are open, sturdy basic wooden water transports with benches and a roof, and barely cost anything to cruise you across. Take an abra to the gold souk,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I would advise anyone that wants to have a real flavour of the old Dubai to go to the creek. Just the walk along it in the south side and then crossing it with an Abra, or why not, hiring one for 1 hour (is not expensive). This is where Dubai started and the abra to cross the creek is... More

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dubai creek is wonderful! Our hotel was right on the creek, and the abra rides and souks are right there! A must see!

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Goychay, Azerbaijan
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181 reviews 181 reviews
18 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Forget what the government would have you believe. Dubai creek is the TRUE "downtown". This is where everything that you know today as Dubai all started. This is where the inspiration to try and build a "Singapore of the Middle East" came from. Where Dubai grew into the metropolis that it is, yet they did so bereft of oil. All... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We took the cheapest boat ride in history down the creek and it was amazing!!! We only did a half hour trip and our guide was lovely. The view of old and new dubai was great and it gave us a few ideas of where to visit next. Would recommend this to anyone!

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Mackay, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The evening of our arrival in Dubai, I booked a river cruise and dinner on a dhow. Thank goodness it was air conditioned, it was still around 38 degrees at 9 o'clock at night and very high humidity. Meal was very good with lots of variety and the atmosphere was good. The service was also good. The evening cruise took... More

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A worthwhile trip down the creek seeing the past and present together and what plans they have for its future!!

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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
121 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For just AED1 p/person you can cross the Creek on one of Dubai's very local, authentic water taxi's (also known as an "abra"). You just hop on and pay the captain :) The journey takes approximately 7 minutes to reach the other side and is such a treat to commute with the locals, as well as have views from the... More

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