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Dubai Creek

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Address: Dubai Creek Near Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Take the kids on a quick Abra trip - they'll love it, and it costs just 20p each way, then explore the spice souk and be dazzled in the gold souk

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Take the kids on a quick Abra trip - they'll love it, and it costs just 20p each way, then explore the spice souk and be dazzled in the gold souk

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Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

i was happy to go there . my advice is to go at night you can have shisha and chat with your friends

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. On one side are fragrant spice and nut shops seĺling sacks of cardomon and pistachios, a small souk and lots of commercial activity. On the other is a heritage centre, small museum and restaurants. One dirham pays for a boat ride across the creek. Fascinating to watch the river traffic. Convenient Metro stops on both sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This was delightful. We were very pessimistic about this trip, but we were picked up at hotel on time and escorted to the Dhow, when we set sail we were enthralled by all the Dhows were all lit up in several colours , food plentiful and very enjoyable can highly recommend this trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Dubai Creek in itself is not much to look at it. But it's the surrounding neighborhoods on both sides of the waterway that provide a peek at what old Dubai was all about. Make sure to take a ride on the Abra, shop in the Gold Souk, visit the Dubai Museum and even wander around the restored Bastakiya area. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A really excellent evening out. A very good buffet for the money, especially if you get a bogof voucher from eBay! Advisable to book and ask for top deck by the window. I wouldn't have wanted to be downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The day we visited the Dubai Creek was the very best day of our trip. For just 120AED (about £20) we had an hour's cruise on the creek, just myself and my husband. We also visited all the souks on the Deira side and then paid just 1 AED to return to the Bur Dubai side later in the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visited Dubai Creek as part of BIG BUS TOUR of Dubai. Plenty of boats available for short cruise of creek. Excellent views. Some Construction works.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We took a dhow trip on the creek. It is a nice view from the water, but I think we could've spent our time more productively.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We loved the creek - for twenty pence you can cross the creek on a Dow (small boat) living like the locals!! I bought a beautiful rug and a lamp - both are gorgeous and cost me a fraction of what they would've done over in the UK.

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Staying in 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.