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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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You can see the old and the new

It is interesting to see the old wooden vessels that take cargo across to Iran and also the wooden floating restaraunts that tour the Creek of a night. You can also take a taxi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It is interesting to see the old wooden vessels that take cargo across to Iran and also the wooden floating restaraunts that tour the Creek of a night. You can also take a taxi ride across the Creek on a vessel that you could only describe as very basic. Then you can also observe the modern day Cruisers.

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Manila,Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

loved the boat(abra) ride on Dubai Creek. they called it the water taxi. sitting in the boat with the locals gave me a perspective of the day to day life of the traders in the nearby souks.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We just used the 'free boat ride' ticket on the Big Bus trip. Got off the bus, browsed the Souk (outdoor street market) and got on an abra to ride a kilometer to the other side. Crowded as the London Tube at Piccadilly, but interesting experience with 'local' families an workers using it as their river/rapid transportation. If you don't... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is really nice to take a boat tour that will also take you to the creek. Nice to see the creek from water also, so you should do that if you find time.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great opportunity for an authentic old Dubai experience.. Did the dinner cruise on one of the many floating restaurants.. 80 AED per head. Can also take the Abraa - small boat for 1 to 3 AED and get to the old souk/market - to get some bargain shopping...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Dubai twice, once staying on the strip and once in the Deira. The experience was night and day. The Dubai Creek and Deira area is what a visitor wants to see. Big hotels, traffic, and expensive malls makeup the new strip Dubai. Yes, you do need to visit the tourist attractions on the strip, but the light rail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take a trip on one of the local water taxis across the creek. Watch the dhows being loaded for their journeys across the Persian Gulf and be amazed at the variety of goods which are transported. Everything is loaded manually!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fascinating stroll brining you closer to old Dubai,watch dhows being unloaded with giant fridge freezers and other white goods stacked on the harbour side. No container ships here!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Get a tour on a Dhow - but hire a private boat for your group. It's very cheap and a nice novelty having your own boat.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit when seeing Dubai. You can go down to the Gold and Spice Souk for shopping.

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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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