334. Dubai Creek, Old Dubai United Arab Emirates

Why Dubai Creek, Old Dubai United Arab Emirates

If you just want to get away from the hustle of the city and relax a bit, take it slow and see the city as it used to be, then the Dubai Creek, Old Dubai United Arab Emirates is the place to head. Although the Creek does get pretty busy at times :-).



The Dubai Creek is located in the Deira area stretching all the way to the Persian Gulf. There are a few stops along the way, one of which is Al Sabkha.

How To Get Here

By Train


By Plane

The closest major airport is the Dubai International Airport (DXB).

The following airlines has service to the Dubai International Airport (DXB):

Aeroflot (SU), Air Algerie (AH), Air Astana (KC), Airblue (PA), Air Canada (AC), Air Caucasus (UY), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), Air Mauritius (MK), Air Moldova (9U), Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Azur Air (ZF), Badr Airlines (J4), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Daallo Airlines (D3), Egyptair (MS), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Eritrean Airlines (B8), Finnair (AY), FlyDubai (FZ), Gulf Air (GF), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Iran Air (IR), Iran Aseman Airlines (EP), Jazeera Airways (J9), Jet Airways (9W), JetBlue Airways (B6), Jubba Airways (3J), Kish Air (Y9), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kenya Airways (KQ), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mahan Air (W5), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Nas Air (XY), Nepal Airlines (RA), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Oman Air (WY), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Rossiya Airlines (FV), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Rwandair Express (WB), S7 Airlines (S7), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Shaheen Air International (NL), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Smart Wings (QS), Somon Air (SZ), Spicejet (SG), SriLankan (UL), Sudan Airways (SD), Swiss Airlines (LX), Syrian Arab Airlines (RB), Thai Airways (TG), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), Ural Airlines (U6), Ukraine International (PS), Uzbekistan Airways (HY) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS).

Alternatively, you can fly into Sharjah or Abu Dhabi.


By Bus

There are Dubai buses running between the other Emirates and Dubai.

By Car

If you are already in the region. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

The Dubai Ferry runs around the city’s waterways.

By Cruise Ship

Some of the major cruise lines have cruises in and out of Dubai.

Where To Stay

There are places to stay in this area or you can stay in other areas that are accessible by train. Use this map to see all the stops for the Abra Map and then you can decide where to book a hotel.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.


Where To Eat

There are plenty of places to eat in this area. Just walk along the Creek or duck into one of the neighboring souqs.

What To Do

Walk around the Creek area and check out the local stores along the way. Also, look at the ships that go up and down the creek. Some actually bring supplies to/from Iraq and Iran. It’s pretty amazing to see.

Then when you’re ready to cross the Creek, take the Abra. These are boats where you just sit facing the sides. It cost 1 AED for this amazing journey.

Dubai Creek, Old Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Abras waiting for a fare at night

Dubai Creek, Old Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Abras waiting for a fare at night

Additional Information

Language Spoken: Arabic

Currency: UAE dirham (AED)

Abra Creek Crossing

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