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5 Views From Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek, or Al Khor in Arabic, is a 9-mile-long stretch of water coming from the Persian Gulf into Dubai. It divides the city into the two boroughs of Deira and Bur Dubai. Take a dinner cruise and see what you can spot from the water...

Creekside Park
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Creekside Park

At the second-largest public park in Dubai, you can have a barbecue, fly-fish, ride horses, and view the beautiful gardens.

Rhas Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Rhas Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Take a break from the glitz and glam and visit this 1533 acre sanctuary located in the middle of the desert where over 65 bird species live. The flamingo feeding time at 3:00PM!

Abra Cadabra!

Abra Cadabra!

To get from Bur Dubai to Deira, try the abra, Dubai's unique, affordable floating taxi, offering great views! Or cruise on a dhow and eat dinner while enjoying the city at night!

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

Open from October to April, this attraction shares the history of Dubai. Wander past traditional houses as you hear about Bedouin culture, and local industries like pearl diving.

Dubai Creek Resort

Dubai Creek Resort

Your one-stop-shop for creekside recreation. Eat a meal fit for a sheikh, play golf, reenergize at a wellness spa, or treat yourself to a night at the luxurious Park Hyatt Dubai.

Our insider tips

When to visit

All year-round

Dubai Creek: Opening times

The first abra leaves at 5:00AM and they run until midnight. Take this into account when planning your activities around the Creek.

Cost

An abra journey costs one dirham, one way. Otherwise, prices will depend on your chosen activities.

How to get there

Creek metro station is on the Green Line and is quite close to the water. It even crosses underneath!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Abras run from 5:00AM to midnight. Please see specific activities of interest for other times.
  • Is it expensive?
    Abra journeys cost one dirham each way, other prices vary by activity.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Each acitivity varies, but if you are looking for a guided tour, consider a helicopter ride!
  • How to get there
    To reach Dubai Creek, take the Green Line to the Creek metro station.
  • Additional information
    When planning your day, first take into account journey times on the abra.

What people are saying about Dubai Creek

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 11,723 reviews

We were picked up on time from our hotel in downtown Dubai. Note that the boat departs from the Dubai Festival City area and you must walk a short distance through the Dubai Festival Mall to reach the dock. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome tea and dates. The boat ride through Dubai creek and downtown Dubai was extraordinary and definitely the highlight of the excursion. The food, which consisted of Indian and local dishes, a live pasta station, and salad bar, was average and would not be considered “luxury” by any standards. Overall, the service by the ship’s crew was superb and the waiters were very attentive. Non-alcoholic beverages were complimentary. Because of COVID there were only three other couples onboard, so in a way the excursion felt somewhat VIP and exclusive. Regrettably, the whirling dancer advertised in the trip brochure never appeared and there was no explanation provided by the event manager as to the absence of this anticipated entertainment piece.

We were one week into our three day visit to Dubai and really wanted to delve a bit deeper into Dubai. The tour offered a great mix of the sites, tastes and smells of the city. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide was excellent. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Two thumbs up!

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, and Souks Tour Reviewed by

very knowledgeable tour guide named Kahn. We were able to see new and old Dubai, and within that a lot of great picture opportunities. Our guide made sure we weren't taken advantage of at the markets and was very attentive. Great experience.

It was an excellent tour. It covered exactly what I wanted to see. I would like to thank my tour guide Maaz Khan from OceanAir Travels who was so informed about the country, the city and the people that I learned a lot.

Half-Day Dubai City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets Reviewed by

If you’re a first time visitor to Dubai, this is the tour to take. Riah, our guide was simply amazing. Only thing we didn’t get to do was go inside the Blue Mosque due to COVID-19. The Dubai Frame is a must see.