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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
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Reviewed today

What a nice boat ride in Dubai Creek into souks. Loved it, and the old part of Dubai added a bit of charm to our trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank juratix
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Creek is a really interesting way to experience the original Dubai, there are souks on both sides selling gold, textiles, spices, all sorts of things, hustle and bustle all around. Watching the boats being unloaded really is like stepping back in time 100 years...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amaliag381
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to spend some quality and peaceful time with friends and have some snacks. Weather is nice also and you can see the cruise ships passing by which makes it more good to watch

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fahimrahil799
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took a Dhow to go around the Creek in a cirkel for about an hour. That was good fun. Some lovely sights. The weather waas of course very good: warm with a breese. Best place to be at 1200 is the water, I can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Theo V
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to see it to believe it, a completely different pace to new Dubai but just as beautiful & certainly as quirky. We did the Douw cruise as part of a bus tour which was worth it to witness the Abras but also the...More

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

Creek is a unique street inside Dubai You can see all the antique things like lights,wall fittings,decorative in creek.almost its same like streets in India.there is a temple inside this street.if you want to visit.its a grt place for night life

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank realgivees
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A good scenic place and must do a yatch ride here. Music with Arabian music is very impressive. Magic show was pretty good. Food was not so impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sancharan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on tour water taxi included on Dubai creek to souk gold and spice market very interesting, reasonably priced

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lanie2512
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took an abra to go to Deira souk (cheap ride), and passed the creek. Nice views on the old part of Dubai...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place in Dubai, one side old Dubai and another side new, one side is water and another side high rise building, you can enjoy the boat and long walk with good weather no matter how hot Dubai is

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