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

The Dubai city tour was great, we had the privilege of experiencing the tour without any other tourists. Our tour guide Ahmat was very knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys his job. We got to see so many places that would have taken quite some time to see on our own. Definitely very beneficial to have a guide alongside with you explaining Dubai’s incredible history and traditions. Would do again!

Great day with Ahmed and Jaqoob. We never would have been able to see so much on our own. Having a driver made everything so much easier. They were both extremely friendly, courteous and professional and knew lots about the city. It was a long day, but worth it. We especially loved walking around the Dubai Marina.

Mohammed is an excellent tour guide and photographer. I enjoyed my time with him very much! He is kind, flexible, knowledgeable about the city and the shops. He took his time answering a ton of questions from myself and the rest of the group. I learned so much! I would definitely do this tour again,

חיפשנו סיור עם מדריך מקומי,שיראה לנו את החלק העתיק של העיר ויעשיר עבורנו את החוויה. מוחמד ענה על כל הציפיות, הוא לא הכביד בסיפורי העבר אלא נתן סקירה תמציתית ושיתף אותנו בפרטי מחיי היום יום. טעמנו מאכלים, בקרנו בשוק התבלינים וחצינו את הנהר. היה מעולה!!!! מומלץ ביותר

Great tour. Ahmed is a very good guide, he made our day really special. Thank you Ahmed and Yaqoob for a wonderful experience.