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Dubai Creek

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 933 1100
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water taxi” (291 reviews)
“gold souk” (287 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 52 933 1100
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

to cross the Creek which divides the old Dubai. 1 dirham per person to enjoy the very active life on the water and meet small fishing boats as well as large commercial wooden ships.

Thank Agathe T
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This area is good for walking and seeing all the different shipping boats. There are many small parks along the way, and there are many shops too.

Thank Benjamin I
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Dubai Creek is part of the older areas of Dubai from which the modern sparkling city of today developed and spread. The creek is a salt water creek with a direct link to the Arabian Gulf and has been a central part of Dubai...More

Thank David E
Reviewed April 25, 2016

was originally intending on going to the Souk but ended up travelling back and forth over the creek on the Abras or wooden boats. The crossing only cost 1 dirham and is great. Think in my enthusiasm I may have started freaking out the drivers....More

Thank skbruton
Reviewed April 25, 2016

There are a few places I call magical ... One is Glastonbury 20 years ago ... The other is the creek .. I Love being here first thing in the morning and watch the place wake up , the smell of Diesel engines of the...More

Thank Davemorrall
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Safe, friendly boatsmen. relaxing ride across the creek to Old Dubai for souk shopping. Delightful experience.

Thank Global176
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in hotel gateway so it was just 10 minutes walk from our hotel. From creek we have water transport ride also for gold suk and spices market for paying 1 dhiram per person only

Thank Ajay G
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The creek is a nice place to be at if you're traveling to see different parts of Dubai. Either sitting at an outdoor restaurant with view on the boats or on a boat itself is a nice experience I can recommend for people looking to...More

Thank maroush
Reviewed April 25, 2016

It was good to see the Creek and imagine how Dubai must have been before the place took off. We were there in the daytime and I would imagine that in the evening with all the lights on it would be magical

Thank Lylais3
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I thought this boat ride was ok. I would recommend sitting inside the boat as the upper level can get very hot/humid. Entertainment, food and scenery were ok. I don't think it was really worth the price for the experience I was anticipating. Nonetheless since...More

Thank Aamna H
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
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Am I able to take a boat on the Creek during the day (I do not want to take a dinner cruise)
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Claudia M | Reviewed this property |
We took one of the boats to cross over to the other side for 1 AED, however, we did see different types of day cruises advertised in the area where the boats are docked. You should be able to find a creek tour without the... More
is there a reservation when going there? coz i am planning to go tomorrow friday. feb. 24..
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Chiantiesque | Reviewed this property |
No, it's an open space. You can take a walk there at your leisure.
My husband can only walk short distances so I am planning on taking a collapsible wheelchair for him. Will this be a problem in the creek area getting on and off the boats etc.
January 20, 2017|
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Response from Mohammed Saqib T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they allow on dhows but you can take it on those cruise dinners