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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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Connects the parts of Dubai well

We travelled using economical ferries across dubai creek to visit gold souks & dubai museum.. as such a nice port to see sunset by evening, bt nothing spectacular per se

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We travelled using economical ferries across dubai creek to visit gold souks & dubai museum.. as such a nice port to see sunset by evening, bt nothing spectacular per se

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is area isn't all shiny but it's also not as old as you would think. It was built to look old to give a feel of what the area used to be like. It's a really nice area to walk around - along the water but also going a little further inland to see some of the markets and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Rode a dhow for an hour on the Dubai Creek. In Old Dubai and before or after your ride you can explore the gold or spice souks. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Bateaux Dubai did not let us down. The food was surprisingly very good and the drinks were free flowing once we had set off. There's not really that much to see but it is nevertheless worthwhile just for the adventure and something different. Many thanks to The Meydan Hotel for the use of their brand new Jaguar XL and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

atmosphere was lovely. It was shisa with friends, sitting in the open and enjoying the sunset. Awesome place in a great location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If one is in Dubai, one must take a couple of Abra rides up and down the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira. The Creek has been the city's lifeline for centuries and remains so even today. its clean and offers a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The creek is full of activity and it is interesting just to spend some time to watch for a bit. We took a boat ride from the Dubai Museum area across to the Gold and Textile Souks. Very reasonable at 1 dirham and gives you a good flavour for the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Food was not as advertised it had been sitting out for some time prior to our arrival. The trip was a bit on the dull side, time may have been better spent wandering.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Took the little ferry boats across the river and back. Quick and cheap little water taxi service up and down the creek

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Gold and Spice Souks with the interaction with the locals. We reached it by crossing on an ancient dhow for which we paid the owner one dirham (20p). No life jackets or health & safety instructions here! It was however the only bargain to be found in Dubai and well worth the experience.

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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.