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Review of Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek
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US$30.00*
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Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Creek
Ranked #53 of 429 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stayed in the presidential suite which is like a huge apartment with a few bathrooms, a sauna room, office and kitchen. Spectacular views, restaurants and great location. Was here in 2015. not sure how to update the when past 2017

Thank Tiffster99
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I have always loved the creek, the markets, the variety and have always taken visitors to this area to enjoy seeing all the goodies, have a bit of a haggle, supporting people who I believed deserved it, ride an abra and have a nice lunch on the creek. Those days are gone, just no more!

The market sellers have become bullish, rude and arrogant. One is not allowed to just browse without being harassed and pushed to buy something. They will not give a price to start with, then when a person says no because prices are ridiculously elevated, they become rude and intimidating, trying to force a person to buy something. I, for one, do not like being told how or on what to spend my money, it remains my choice whether I wish to buy something or not. I understand these sellers are trying to make a living, but they are going about it the wrong way and actually chasing people away. Several visitors have now commented on how pushy they are and how uncomfortable they are made to feel if they don't wish to buy something. Their attitude is beyond annoying and just not worth the aggravation of returning.

The restuarants have all gone downhill so much, service and quality are just very low in general.

The positive is the abra rides and a lovely clean spice shop we found with friendly, polite staff.

1  Thank Shepooh
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

this place is enormously beautiful (most especially at night) plus the yacht to make it more romantic. it is good to come here during winter its more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

There are many parts to Dubai Creek so there is something for everyone. The east side is very commercial but there is an interesting areas known as the Dhow Wharfage just north of Al Maktoum Bridge. Here you walk along docks filled with wooden ships from Asia loading and unloading goods of all types. Further along north are a line-up of vessels that will take you out on dinner cruises in the evening. There is no shortage of types and food choices. From the east side you can take a water taxi across to the other side.

The west side has interesting sites over most of its length. Directly across from the Dhow Wharfs you'll find a new development call Al Seef. This is an upscale complex of hotel, shops, and restaurants. Then at a place that opens up to the city, and the water the Creek switches over to a redux of what old Dubai might have looked like. It's not real but its a very pedestrian friendly area with many shops and restaurants. It ultimately connects with a more authentic "old" town containing souks selling spices, garments, textiles, and many other articles. This is the part of Dubai that will make you feel like you are not in the present day. The final venue all the way north almost to the Gulf is the Heritage Village. It is a historically correct remake of old Dubai. The Al Maktoum House is probably the only true historic site in the city and is worth seeing – it's not expensive.

Along the way up this side of the Creek you can head away from the water into the city not very far to get to the Dubai Museum. This is worth taking in to get out of the heat but also because it gives you a great background to the city. It too is not very expensive.

1  Thank RocGolfer
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Al Khor (The Creek) lies at the heart of the old city. It is a wide saltwater inlet that divides the two main city center districts of Bur Dubai and Deira. It also offers a startling contrast between old and new: the traditional houses, wind towers and minarets that mix with modern development and glassy high rises.

The best, cheapest and most convenient way of seeing the Creek is to take the five-minute ride across it aboard a traditional wooden abra (water taxi). There are two main routes, with boats departing every couple of minutes. The fare is a modest 1 AED.

It is without a doubt a scenic thoroughfare that is worthy of a visit.

1  Thank CJW913
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