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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Mashraf Building, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Souk Al Kabir
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Reviewed yesterday

Charming area of Old Dubai. It's easy to take a boat across from one side to the other to get across quickly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for a diner cruise on my birthday it was good food was buffet indian. show nice staff good experience

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank m69urrea
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably the cheapest transport in Dunbai. You can cross ferry from one side to another side at a very nominal cost and also can save time as well as otherwise the road transport would have been more in distance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sghosh1967
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So soothing environment,u will release the stress. One must visit the place when in Dubai. Most recommended

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VirgoRS
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is the most important landmark in Dubai as it connects history with Modernization. It is fabulous to have a breakfast by the creek enjoying the water view with different kind of restaurants. You have also the option to have a boat with dinner or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HishamE621
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't plan an expensive trip but found ourselves wanting to get across from the Spice Market to the museum. Using the ferry costs next to nothing but is a great way to see the Creek and experience a bit more "real" Dubai. The boats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Clive B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took one of the dinner cruises on the Dubai Creek. The creek is a must see while in Dubai. You see the diversity of Dubai on the creek. Abras and dhows are going every which way. It's a wonderful place to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank frankt413
Reviewed 3 days ago

This are is very crowded and you will get hustled! But come with an open mind, and take the AED 1 boat over the creek, it is an experience. You can then see the gold souq and buy spices if you are interested.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thedanishnomads
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Originally we did this trip because it was part of our Red bus ticket and was very glad we did..The area around the canal is looking great, one side is all cleaned up and refurbished the other side is a business area. Really nice to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carollynd2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

A walk along the creek, or even a boat ride crossing it, provides a nice alternative to the crowds on either the modern roadways of the city or the narrow streets of the souks and older parts of town. The buildings are recreations, not old,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Amanda W
31 October 2018|
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Response from Teena_13 | Reviewed this property |
The boat trip is like a 5-7 minute trip for 1dirham. You don't need to pre book it. I don't know till what time it runs in the evening.
29 September 2018|
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Response from Andrew U | Reviewed this property |
Hi You will have more than enough time. The boat crossing is 10 minutes if that. The souk is a fabulous and atmospheric place, 2 hours would be enough for a first timer. We all know how company offsite visits go. It all... More
9 April 2018|
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Response from CaroW45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We stayed at the Raddison Blu.. and walked from there down to the Spice Souk.. plenty of places to eat