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Dubai Creek

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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 52 933 1100
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Well worth a visit to the Creek.

Get a Dhow across to the old Souk. Go on a dinner cruise. Lovely to walk around, people very friendly

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Get a Dhow across to the old Souk. Go on a dinner cruise. Lovely to walk around, people very friendly

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part of old Dubai this place is very nostalgic as it helps us connect with what Dubai would have been 30 to 40 years back. nicely done architecture to be in line with the ethnic Arabic / Mediterranean style. the boats with decorative lighting adds to the skyline. and the old abras keeps the charm of the place intact. cafes... More 

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Can't believe that this is a man-made project in a desert city of the Middle East. The view is of an ultra modern skyline with awe-inspiring atmosphere of a modernistic, upscale, clean, soothing, and desirable location for living, working, and relaxing.

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Dubai creek is adding more beauty to my favourite city. It's an ecosystem of vibrant species also. The authorities keeping a vigil eye to protect these as well. Hats off

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The best location ever. You can come here smoke Midwaak enjoy the view, nature the types of different people who come with some of the most expensive cars, the place makes you just forget everything.

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It was the very first attraction we visited in dubai... The dinner was good and there were cultural dancing and magic shows on board.. My daughter loved it.. It's a must visit in dubai

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If you people are interested in visiting the Creek then I suggest you to see the Dubai Creek in night as the skyline from there is very beautiful with the lights in the night

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Highly recommend a visit to old Dubai in Bur Dubai and Deira (opposite sides of the Dubai Creek (river), where ancient travelers descended. You can take an abra to cross the Creek for less than a dollar. What a bargain to experience the crossing of the creek .

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We went to dhow cruising at Dubai creek on New Year's Eve and was able to grasp a wonderful view of the popular new year fireworks in Dubai. A panoramic view of the celebration around the city included the awesome fireworks at Burj Khalifa. Was definitely one beautiful night to remember.

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This is a great experience for veteran travelers. I wouldn't recommend rookies do this as old Dubai is intense. The merchants are aggressive and just walking around in the heat is aggressive. But it's a neat experience and an interesting contrast from the glitzy high rises of the city center or marina.

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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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