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Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #26 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Dubai Creek isn't on the main tourist attraction list for Dubai but it's worth a visit. Also catch an Abra whilst you're there.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Trading by sea has been a part of Dubai's history for hundreds of years and the dhows that continue to ply the waters of the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean still load and unload cargo at the dhow wharfage. Just wandering along this waterfront is fascinating with cargo piled into the wharf with no obvious security - it wouldn't last... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed at the Sheraton hotel on the creek with its easy access to the boats that don't cost much to go from one end to the other of the creek. Stopping at the souks and plenty of other sights while on the boat. There's a air conditioned boat as well which cost a tiny bit more, both well worth... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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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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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
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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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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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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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