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.

What people are saying about Dubai Creek

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12,480 reviews

I truly recommend! It was an amazing experience, I got to know a lot about the local culture and the visited places were stunning! I really enjoyed walking around the peaceful area as well as markets, the cruise and local food were great. The tips about buying the products are really good and I would never get informed about them if not the very professional tout guide. Everything was perfectly on time, very interesting and helpful

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.

A tremendously engaging walking tour with a plethora of historical and cultural tidbits spread across a diverse spectrum of sights, colors and scents. My particular tour guide, Mahmoud, exhibited an exemplary level of professionalism and street-wise know-how.

It was a very good experience, covering a lot of attractions in Dubai. Our guide Riah was amazing, she was very helpful with showing us all the shops and places for shopping. She also let us know a lot of the history about UAE which was very interesting.

It was a wonderful tour and out tour guide was really fantastic he is very knowledgable and gave us time to take in the rich culture of the old city and the markets. Well worth the time a great afternoon Thank you very much