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Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
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Abras (water taxis) on Dubai Creek  Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
The Life Aquatic on Dubai's Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Abras (water taxis) on Dubai Creek  Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates
The Life Aquatic on Dubai's Creek Dubai  United Arab Emirates

Dubai Creek

The waterway known as Dubai Creek, a crucial part of the city's history, has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All day, the wooden boats called dhows take visitors on tours that leave the Dubai Marina and canal and go past the Palm Islands before entering the creek. On evening dinner cruises, passengers dine on Arabic, Indian or international buffet dishes while listening to music performed on the oud, a string instrument, and watching traditional robed dancers or (less-robed) belly dancers.

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about 5 years ago

Abras (water taxis) on Dubai Creek

Travel back in time...and across Dubai Creek. For 1 UAE dirham, you can hop on a dhow that will motor you across Dubai Creek. Seeing Dubai from the creek serves as a great reminder that this city was first and foremost a port city, and that the original inhabitants were both desert dwellers and expert sailors. It's a paradox that's at the heart of Dubai, a desert city on the edge of the Gulf. The boatman will be happy to talk with you, and for a fee, he might be willing to take you on a tour of the creek.
AFAR Ambassador
almost 5 years ago

Dubai Creek

Dubai's most important waterway becomes a different creature at night, reflecting the brightest lights of this electric city. One of the best ways to see the creek is on a Dhow Dinner Cruise. Embrace Bedouin traditions as you board a charming wooden ship (called an abra), feast on local cuisine, and unwind as panoramic views of the city spread out before you. Visiting during the day? Zip above the creek in a suspended cable car, or hit the ground to watch the spectacular street shows and treat yourself to a picnic in the nearby park.
AFAR Local Expert
almost 4 years ago

The Life Aquatic on Dubai's Creek

For a taste of Old Dubai, take an abra across the Khor, what the locals call 'The Creek'. It'll cost you all of one dirham and gives you an evocative glimpse into the past, before the malls took over as the epicenter of it all.