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“The authentic Dubai : impressive.” 5 of 5 stars
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Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #25 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Motor-boating
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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.
Hasselt, Belgium
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“The authentic Dubai : impressive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Both sides of the creek are interesting. They are connected by small boats that take you to the other side for a small fee. This is the old Dubai and authentic Dubai. It was strange to see that there weren't many tourists here. If you stay in Dubai you need to see this. We went to see this part of town at sunset and it was perfect. We visited the stamp shop and did some interesting buys. We walked through the gold souk on the other side and were impressed.

Visited November 2012
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“Old town Dubai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Bustling, busy, and a glimpse of what this stunning city started from just a few decades ago. Try the water taxis if you need to get across.

Visited January 2013
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“Not to be missed when you visit Dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great place to explore the old Dubai, Dubai Creek is between Deira and Bur Dubai. You can take a nice Dhow Cruise during the day or optional with Dinner at night. The local take a water taxi across the creek, only 1 Dirham. You should try this experience, interesting boat ride on the busy Dubai creek. In Deira site you can go to Gold Souk/ Spice Souk the Old Dubai. Recommended!!

Visited January 2013
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“hot hot hot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Wear a hat or have a parasol ladies. Also, I recommend covering up any bare skin if you can if you visit the old part or cross the creek on one of the little boats, as a mark of respect for the locals and for your own comfort. We were stared at a lot and I did feel very uncomfortable. A good lesson learnt.

Visited February 2012
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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“Old Dubai still in tact”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

To think this was the hub of all commerce up until 41 years ago. It's amazing to think of what has been achieved in such as short space in time.

Visited December 2012
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