Dubai Creek

Price guide: Budget

Bastakiya, Dubai

Price guide: Budget

Dubai Creek
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#4 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, People watching

Best for Romance - Expert review of Dubai Creek

Catch a traditional taxi boat for a glimpse of the real Dubai.

The Dubai Creek may be a bustling centre for incoming boats (mainly traditional wooden dhows) stacked high with all manner of random goods, but it's also the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. You can get an abra (small wooden taxi boat) across the water to the Deira side with the other commuters, or for something more private hire one out for a tour up and down the creek. It's a world away from the glistening towers and excessively-starred hotels and a real chance to capture the real heart of the city.  

Price advice: 

1 dirham for a trip across the creek. 50-100 dirhams for a half hour tour.  

Expert tips: 
If you're hiring a private abra, don't accept the first price.

More information on Dubai Creek:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Boat trip
Address:
Bastakiya, Dubai
Website:
http://www.dubaitourism.ae
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
All day.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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