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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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Old Dubai

This creek is the dividing line between original dubai (deira) and old dubai (bur dubai). You can take boat taxis from one side to the other and you can even rent your own boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This creek is the dividing line between original dubai (deira) and old dubai (bur dubai). You can take boat taxis from one side to the other and you can even rent your own boat for 30 mins and go up and down the creek. Get off on the deira side at the bastikiyah old souk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Eventhough people get attracted by ultra-luxury high towers and huge shopping malls, I value the history more even in Dubai. If you want to touch history, please visit Old Town and Dubai Creek. Spend half day there and if possible visit the Bazaar and Museum too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A great way to see new Dubai and a little of old Dubai, in fact too little of Old Dubai in my opinion. After all once you seen the first dozen skyscrapers of glass and metal you've seen them all.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

WE had a lovely stroll along the side of the Creek at dusk, just as all the floating restaurant light came on. We then had a private cruise along the creek for an hour. Well worth the price we paid. A definate must see in Dubai.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go if you want to see the traditional part of Dubai, as I suppose it was twenty years ago.Get a Dow boat across the creek and visit the souks. Wander down the small alley ways and soak up the culture. The gold souk is a great place to wander round, and the spice souks smells... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great museum, fun catching the local ferry across the river. Amazing number of fantastic traditional wooden boats.

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Srinagar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

SO this is the best u can get of the old Dubai and the heritage of the town take a dhow cruise or at least an abra ride and visit the souks on the banks of the creek

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I liked the clean blue waters of the Creek and the Dhow cruise on it in the evening. When we drove past it in the morning it was a lovely view. Excellent preservation done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Dhow cruise was great. Creek is house to many shops and restaurants. Playground also was very exciting.

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A must do , stroll along the creek then cross in a Dow to visit the spice markets , the smells are amazing .Buy some gold in the gold souk, worth a spend .A great experience

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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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