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

This tour was excellent - fun, interesting and the guide, Mahmoud, was LOVELY. I would have been a bit lost to visit all these areas on my own so the tour is the best way to go and it's really worth it. También habla español con fluidez y fue súper platicar con él en los dos idiomas. Si necesitas un tour en español Mahmoud es una opción excelente. Este tour es especialmente dívertido xq nos llevó a lugares que no habría podido explorar tan fácilmente estando sola. Altamente recomendado!

Huge recommendation! Our guide Mahmud was so nice and cheerful, also very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions we had. :D Know that food tasting is actually food eating, so I don't recommend having a full launch before the tour, like we did. Also, try to save some food for feeding the seagulls when riding the Abra. Expect: getting some history and culture info, some tips and tricks for shopping in Souks and some laughs if your group is as cool as ours was. ;)

Had a great couple of hours on the bus with a Fantastic and very knowledgable Tour guide. It was great doing this the day we arrived as gave us an understanding of where everything was for the rest of the trip. My 11 year old daughter said it was the best tour bus she had been on so that says a lot

u should definitely go on this tour. Mahmoud is knowledgeable, funny and kind. It was a lovely day through and through. i really liked that he didn't mind taking my picture when i asked. I can definitely recommend this for solo travelers

Great pace. Snacks included. Informative. Great to see a different part of Dubai away from Downtown / Marina. Super friendly tour guide. Good mix of culture and history.