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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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+971 55 827 8705
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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A hive of activity

Day or night it is an amazing place to see cruise boats floating restaurants. River taxis are numerous

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Day or night it is an amazing place to see cruise boats floating restaurants. River taxis are numerous

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The abra are boats holding 20 people (counted on by a guy on the shore). The driver/pilot/ skipper sits in the middle. It costs about 20p to get across the creek...well worth it for the trip but also you see different things on each side.........go to the museum and ask for the Abra from there - really close. Enjoy!! Don't... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for a boat ride at night and the scenery was breathtaking. The lights were beautiful and we were also lucky to catch some fireworks.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its a cruise on marina bay. Can actually be skipped. Nothing very fancy about this. Do it if you have leisure time but not as a must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best part of a memorable visit to a fantastic city. This came included with the BigBus ticket and was so relaxing and provided a true look of life. Water taxis everywhere jam packed with people and goods crisscrossing in front and stern. Smells of Spices, Flowers and life. Thousands of light blue Dhows working in or readying to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too much haggling is required to settle rates of boat rides. Landing station at the other end is improper / un-safe.

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to see Dubai Creek. Would recommend to everyone visiting Dubai Museum to continue with trip across creek.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very easy to just soak up the majestic new buildings and beaches in Dubai, but a trip to the Creek and the Souks (traditional markets) is magical and a must do! Take a Dhow (wooden water taxi) across the creek for a very cheap treat (about 20p in U.K money) to see the gold and spice market. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Climb aboard the “dhow” for a 2-hour dinner cruise of Dubai's Deira Creek. Enjoy live entertainment of authentic traditions, including “youwla” and “tanoura” dance demonstrations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday so lots of places were closed. Which was good for us as it meant less tourists, people, hustle and bustle! We arrived just as they were leaving the mosque so it was packed with men in every direction but we felt safe. A place that you must visit when in Dubai. I will be back!

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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.
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