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Bayt Al Wakeel

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Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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443 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely local outdoor restaurant open since 1956 overlooking the creek and all the boats passing by. Pleasant food and good service.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little restaurant, nice setting and a good place to cool down. We had salads and soup for lunch and the prices were expensive for the food that we received. Not especially appetising

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Mexico
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right at the the creek on the west side at short walking distance from an abra creek crossing station and metro station; is a fairly nice, affordable and arabian taste location. Good for families and/or groups the menu has a wide variety of dishes and fresh entrees of all sort. Stop by when visiting the creek you wont be disappointed... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Living in Dubai this place always gives me a feeling of a staycation- very simple place with good decent Arabic food directly at the creek always worth a visit to chill reflect the traffic on the creek and to get a beem back in time a bit, usually there is always a nice breeze.... The food is simple and the... More 

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Warragul, Australia
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a tasty lunch here. You can sit at the creek front with great views of the creek. Food was tasty, good serving sizes. Enjoyed the fruit drinks. Service was very good. Not sure about the veggies and chips served with this local cuisine but enjoyed it. Also good location for the textile souk.

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Thank M0rganh0rsel0ver
Chorley, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Useful stop for lunch if visiting Deira and the Souks in The Creek area. Quick service. Arabian food. Soft drinks only. Try the lemon and mint.

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Thank Keith B
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Historic building (with interesting information available), a/c dining room or terrace on Creek. Very reasonable prices. At wonderful escape from the soukh.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The terrace on the water is somewhat unexpected in this district. It is comfortable and offers a very good view over the Creek. The food was very good, esp the falafels and the mint lemon juice. the service was effective.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Extremely good value for money, and an enjoyable experience dining and watching the boats go by. Popular with the locals.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I don't usually add milk/cream to an americano but I'm glad I did when I ordered one here as it allowed me to spot the insects floating in my drink, of which there were more in the coffee pot. I would have complained but there was no one around. This pretty much ruined the meal that I ordered.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek

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Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
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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