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Top things to do in Dubai Creek

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dubai creek, the first major port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a natural saltwater creek that separates Deira and Bur Dubai. It is surrounded by Dubai’s most popular attractions and tourist offerings lots of recreational options.

Whether you have a week to explore or you’re only here for a short time, we’ve got everything you need covered to live here. Here you are best things to do in dubai creek!

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Dubai creek park

Sitting on the edge of Dubai Creek, Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai and is famous for its beautiful botanical gardens and water views.

The vibrant oasis delivers a variety of fun activities including go-karting, visiting the Dolphinarium, one of the best places to visit in Dubai, picnics and visiting the Children’s City (an activity center for children).

Address: Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 to 22:00, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 to 23:00

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Abra Creek Crossing

Abra Creek Crossing
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Crossing the Dubai Creek is an accessible and fun experience — for just AED1 you can board a traditional ferry called an A bra and take in the mesmerizing views of Old and New Dubai.

The ferry departs daily from Deira Old Souk Abra Station TO Bur Dubai Abra Station and from Al Sabkha Abra Station TO Abra station of the old souk in Dubai.

Al Seef

Al Seef

Located along the bank of Dubai Creek to Al FahidiAl Seef offers a wide range of attractions including Storesrestaurants, cafes, art galleries and historic buildings.

Shop at House Of Niche, Zeneve and Kashmir Emporium, or visit the Mona Beauty Center and Museum Of Illusions. Also, visit authentic restaurants it serves Indian, Lebanese, vegetarian and fusion cuisine.

Address: Al Seef St – Umm Hurair 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 to 22:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 to 23:00

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Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
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A popular leisure destination for golfers and non-golfers alike, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club was voted one of the best in the world Top 100 Golf Courses You Can’t Miss.

Has a 18-hole championship golf course, a 9-hole par 3 course, a golf academy, several restaurants/bars and a swimming pool. This resort also offers a comfortable stay at 5 star hotel Park Hyatt Dubai.

Through the Yacht Club, visitors can also arrange boat rentals, fishing trips and nautical charter.

Address: Dubai Creek Resort – Port Saeed – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Hours: Monday to Sunday 6.45am to 10pm

Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Textile Souk

Dubai Spice Souk
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Dubai Gold Souk in Deira, one of the oldest traditional markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has over 380 dealers. Look for goldsilver, accessories encrusted with diamonds and pearl strings.

Adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk is Dubai Spice Souk. Offers a wide variety of spices, including saffron, chamomile flowers, cardamom, dried hibiscus flowers, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, sumac, red pepper and thyme.

Across the Dubai Creek in Bur Dubai you will find the Textile Souk. This bustling souk is famous for its vibrant selection of unique fabrics, textiles and garments. The shops here sell high-quality silk, cotton, cashmere, and wool in different designs and colors.

Dubai Gold Souk Address: Deira – Al Ras – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Spice Souk Address: 41 34th St – Deira – Al Ras – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Textile Souk Address: 57, Opposite Abra – Ali Bin Abi Taleb St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Why should I visit Dubai Creek?

Dubai Creek is a place not to be missed close to many attractionsIncluded:

  • Dubai Creek Park;

  • Abra Creek Crossing;

  • Al Seef;

  • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club;

  • Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Textile Souk.

How to reach Dubai Creek?

You can reach the Dubai Creek Port from anywhere in Dubai.

  • Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Maktoum Bridge or Business Bay Bridge;

  • From Deira: Take a bus, ferry or Metro to reach Dubai Creek.

Is the Dubai Creek Tower ready?

Dubai Creek Tower is a hyper-tall tower under development at Dubai Creek Harbour. It is expected surpass the height of the Burj Khalifa (828 metres), the tallest building in the world, approx. 100 meters.

Construction is planned completed in 2025. This breathtaking tower will house serviced apartments, world-class restaurants and a luxury shopping mall.

Are there Dubai creek tours?

Yes, there are several tours available near Dubai Creek:

  • Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour;

  • Cruises and boat tours on Dubai Creek;

  • Dinner at the Dubai Canal;

  • Visit of the ancient and modern city of Dubai;

  • Kayaking Dubai city tour.

What did the ancient Greeks call Dubai Creek?

They called it the Zadar River.

What is the difference between Deira and Bur Dubai?

Both Deira and Bur Dubai are considered part of Old Dubai. Deira is bounded by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and Dubai Creek (one of the longest inlets in the Persian Gulf). Furthermore, Bur Dubai is located on the western bank of Dubai Creek opposite Deira.

What are the best hotels near Dubai Creek?

Top 10 Most Beautiful Hotels Near Dubai Creek:

  • Sheraton Dubai Creek and Towers;

  • Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Residences;

  • Jumeirah Creekside Hotel;

  • Golden Sands-Dubai Creek;

  • Raffle Dubai;

  • Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City;

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek;

  • XVA Art Hotel;

  • York International Hotel;

  • Hotel Ascot.

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