Dubai Creek

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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!

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.

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What people are saying about Dubai Creek

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12,899 reviews

Wow the best experience by far!! Maaz Khan our Tourist guide took us to the most important points through the city, he was very knowledgeable of the history and culture, Answered all of our questions. It was a plus that Khan is also a photographer and took Amazing pictures of us, We felt V.I.P. This company is the best…

Our guide Abdalla was beyond amazing!!! He gave great history lessons he was phenomenal at story telling the beautiful history of Dubai!! Best experience we could have had by far exceeded all expectations!! Very friendly and interactive tour. Cannot recommended his tour enough felt like we made a new friend!!

Excelente tour! Cumple con todo lo indicado en su detalle. Nuestro guía Adnan fue muy servicial y atento. Además de contarnos de manera muy completa la historia de Dubai nos ha sacado fotos increíbles que quedarán para nuestro recuerdo! Tks Adnan, you are the best!

Great tour. Somethings I could have skipped and others added but, the guide was awesome and we saw some good sites and he took cool pictures.

Très belle matinée qui m'a permise de voir sous d'autres angles certains sites. Merci au guide pour toutes ces explications!