Situated at the heart of Dubai, the Creek is the lifeline that flows through the Emirate, and allowed it to flourish throughout history. Once used for trade with other countries, and the epicentre of Dubai’s pearl fishing trade, it’s now a vibrant meeting point of past and present. Take a boat trip down the river, and marvel at the heart of Dubai: its people, customs and trade. From traditional wooden dhows to luxury yachts, you can experience Dubai from the water, whatever your budget. Sunset or moonlit boat excursions make for magical memories, as Dubai’s past laps against silhouettes of futuristic buildings.
Once you’ve explored the Creek by boat, wander down its waterfront promenades, finding restaurants, souks and shops to venture into. Separating Bur Dubai and Deira, use the Creek as a crossing point between two of Dubai’s main districts: explore the ancient customs, then move onto browsing souks for anything you could possibly desire.
Perfect for people watching, sit and let the real Dubai sink in. Watch local traders stock lorries and dhows with goods: from rice to electronics, car parts to jewellery, you’ll see everything floating down the Creek.
A range of hotels line the Creek, and with choices from budget to opulent, you’re guaranteed to find somewhere to stay that will suit your wallet and your holiday. Similarly, restaurants crowd the length of the Creek, as well as the bustling mouth, so you won’t be short of options in the evening. From people watching to private excursions, the Creek is a must-see for all visitors to Dubai.