The historical lifeline of the city separates the two districts of Bur Dubai and Deira. More than a century ago, trade with the rest of the world began from here. The traditional Dhau Boats, historic houses and the pulsating life of the souks along the shore testify to that. Even today the Creek is still crossed by many boats with their goods and freight.
A cruise on the Dubai Creek is almost a must if you want to discover the lesser known sights of the city. But there are different ways to experience the Creek.
With an abra
, a traditional water taxi boat, you can reach the older parts of the city easily and see how the estuary separates the neighborhoods from each other. Going from Deira to Bur Dubai takes about 5 minutes and costs approximately 1 Euro. Depending on the size of the abra, up to 20 people are transported per trip.
For around 100 AED, you can rent an abra for an hour – exclusively for you.
With modern water taxi
down Dubai Creek to Festival City. The trip takes an hour and costs 235 AED. Water taxis go at regular intervals along the shoreline of Jebel Ali as far as Deira and are also a popular means of public transport.
With a traditional dhow
, an Arabian wooden boat, you can marvel at the illuminated city skyline while passing along in the early evening. The romantic boat trip takes you along the listed village, the Chamber of Commerce, the National Bank of Dubai, the courthouses of Dubai and the sparkling gold and spice souks. During the trip you can enjoy Arabic and international specialties at the generous buffets.
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