Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)
Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)

Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)

Free admission
Creekside Park, Dubai

The Basics

Water taxis are often included as part of guided sightseeing tours and serve as a practical way to see the sights of Dubai Creek; however, the waterway can also be enjoyed via a sunset dinner cruise aboard a traditional Arabian wooden sailboat known as a dhow. Many comprehensive Dubai city tours also include combine a dinner cruise with visits to the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al-Arab, the Dubai desert, the Dubai Marina, and the Old City area.

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Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)
Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)
$32.00 per adult
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Tour was a rich experience
The tour was a truly rich experience. Hamza was the best tour guide. He answered questions, checked on everyone individually and taught us how to navigate through the aouks. It was informative on so many levels from the information to the locations to the spices and more. Three hours was not enough. If I had to do it again, I would spend time after the tour in the area.
Fontaine_g, Nov 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Take a water taxi as a form of transportation to use Dubai Creek as the locals do.

  • Take your Dubai Creek experience up a notch with a dinner dhow cruise.

  • Wheelchair access is unfortunately not guaranteed on creek tours.

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How to Get There

There are four stations where travelers board water taxis—two on the Deira side and two on the Bur Dubai side. From the creek, it's possible to spot palaces, mosques, and other Dubai landmarks, including the Gold Souk and the Dubai Heritage Village.

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Trip ideas

When to Get There

If visiting on your own, arrive in the early morning or evening to enjoy some peace and quiet. Alternatively, stop by during the hectic middle of the day to see the Dubai Creek at its bustling best. Expect temperatures of up to 110°F (43°C) in summer.

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Dhows and Abras on the Dubai Creek

Dhows are wooden boats with long, thin hulls that are typically used to carry heavy cargo for trading. Lateen-rigged sails on one or more masts help power the boats which typically carry fruit or fresh water. Abras, meanwhile, are the traditional motor-powered water taxis used in Dubai.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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