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Dubai Creek: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

    1. Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

    Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 12, 15, or 25 minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views....

    Great experience and a must do. You have to find a taxi yourself after because no taxis are near the business office at the palms. We walked about 15 min to where they were located but still worth it

  • Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic or Premium Bus Ticket

    2. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic or Premium Bus Ticket

    Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab.

    Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded com...

    We have been here in Dubai for over a month and this was the best experience we have had. The guide was excellent and made the experience memorable. We took a couple with us that had lived here for 14 years and they were amazed at the things we saw. This is a must do when traveling here.

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

    3. Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

    Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to tak...

    It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    4. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    5. Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside.

    Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time.

    Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items.

    Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with ...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

    6. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

    Enjoy a dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow, built with every comfort in mind, and a romantic way of spending an evening in Dubai. Start the evening with a transfer from your hotel to the cruise hassle free. Experience an unforgettable evening in opulent surroundings combined with Arabic traditions. Savor a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine as you sail past the illuminated buildings of Dubai. On this 1.5-hour cruise along moonlit Dubai Creek you’ll take in views of the brilliantly-illuminated skyline. Relax as you enjoy the live music and entertainment. The international buffet dinner features a selection of local delicacies. At the end of the cruise you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

    very organised. Driver arrived on time. Delicious food. Had good time in the cruise.

  • Dubai: 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise around Dubai Marina

    7. Dubai: 5-Star Buffet Dinner Dhow Cruise around Dubai Marina

    Welcome aboard the world's biggest dhow cruise, offering panoramic views of Dubai Marina. Following a pickup (if you choose this option), transfer to the handmade teak wood Rustar Dhow. With 3 levels of seating, the Rustar Dhow excels all other dhow boats of Dubai, thanks to its opulent, unique design and first class service. Experience the traditional hospitality of the Emirates in style. Once on board, you will find a lavish buffet of international and local options. Alcohol is available to purchase at the bar. Sit down to dine, as traditional entertainment is served up as an accompaniment. Watch authentic folk dance demonstrations, such as youwla and tanoura. Get a memorable souvenir with the optional henna painting. Use the complimentary Wi-Fi to connect with your friends and share your adventures in real time. A live singer will sing melodious songs as ...

    je recommande cet opérateur pour la qualité de l animation, l acceuil et la restauration. un peu cher mais je regrette pas. on a passé de bon moment à bord de ce bateau au style traditionnel

  • Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

    8. Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

    Save time and money with an Explorer Pass and get up to 35% off admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top attractions, all for one low price. Pay nothing at the gate, and choose as you go to over 40 attractions, including a 1-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off Dubai Big Bus tour. Enjoy a day of fun at the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, cruise the Dubai Creek on a dhow boat while feasting on a delicious dinner, and more. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or you can use it directly from your phone for your convenience. Take time to see all your chosen attractions. You will have up to 60 days to explore from the first redemption. Included Attractions:

    Tours & Cruises

    • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour: 1-Day Ticket • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Dubai • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Abu Dhabi ...

    Super activité dépaysante avec un accompagnateur super sympa Jamil. Authentique show et camp génial.

  • Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

    9. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

    Experience Dubai from a different perspective on a cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Pass through the commercial districts of Dubai Creek, where the sophistication of the 21st-century complements the simplicity of a bygone age. Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow that keeps traditions in a contemporary design. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal, unveiled in October 2013 to connect the Business Bay area to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. You will then be escorted to your table where you will be served welcome drinks and start to feel the gent...

    the routing was fine. The food needs improvement the crew is very warm and attentive room for improvement for music and may be tape to broadcast to lead the tour giving history and background of the sites and/or landmark to enable the guess to understand Duabi better

  • Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    10. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by luxury bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Get escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

    It was a great tour for me the driver Mahir was really cool and the boat ride was ok, the only I didn't really care much for the spice market too many people heckle and hassle you to buy stuff.

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.

Other Sightseeing Options in Dubai Creek

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What people are saying about Dubai Creek

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12,899 reviews

This was the perfect way for us to start our Dubai Trip. We booked the tour via Getyourguide and we were contacted by our Tour Guide Adnan. He gave us clear information on timelines for pickup and drop off to and from our Hotel. We started our tour at the Zabeel Palace which was so beautiful. On our ride there Adnan was cheerful, interactive, informative and helpful. He introduced us to the culture in Dubai and made us feel at home. He gave us a lot of information on all the buildings, streets and landmarks that we passed on our way to the mosque. At the mosque, we were given religious attire in order for us to access the mosque. Adnan give us an interesting talk about the principles of Islam and engaged with us throughout the talk. We then proceeded to visit various places including the gold and spice souk, Burj Al Arab, jumeirah beach, heritage house and Atlantis the Palm. It was an amazing experience with a great guide and I would highly recommend this as your first activity.

Adnan was wonderful and treated us to a day around the city. Very professional, respectful, and knowledgeable about Dubai. Very happy to have spent the day with Adnan and look forward to going back to these areas on our own!

It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.