Discovering the Old Dubai: Across the Dubai Creek

Discovering the Old Dubai: Across the Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is one of the prominent landmarks of Dubai despite the modernization in the emirate. Until today, it plays a significant role in Dubai’s trade and commerce. Particularly, the creek’s portion in the Old Dubai, where the only trading ports are located.

Dubai Creek divides the Old Dubai into two parts, the Deira side and Bur Dubai Side. I started my experience of the creek in Deira.

Deira Port

People were already enjoying the view of the creek when I arrived.

Dubai Creek

I don’t know why but views of bodies of water are my favorite. And this is the view of Dubai Creek that I saw right away. Its simply captivating.

Dubai Creek

Roaming around the Deira port, I saw these small ships unloading different cargo products.

Commerce in Dubai Creek

Like I mentioned before, the creek still plays a major role in trading until today.

The Deira part of the Old Dubai hosts different markets. Including the Spice Souk (souk means market in Arabic), Gold Souk, Perfume Souk, several department stores and appliance centers. These ships transports products to the said markets using the Dubai Creek.

Commerce in Dubai Creek

For those who want to travel the entire length of the creek, tour boats are available in the port.

Dubai Creek Tour

Dubai Creek Tour

The boats offer one or two hours of Creek Tour, with buffet food and drinks available on board.

Dubai Creek Tour

And of course, the Abras are also parked in the port.

Abraa in Dubai Creek

Abra is the Arabic name for the traditional wooden boat used in the creek since the early years of Dubai.

Abraa in Dubai Creek

For those who plan to go to Dubai, your visit will not be complete without experiencing an abra ride. It only costs 1 AED so make sure to give it a try.

Excitedly, I went for my first abra ride. There are already a lot of people in the station. There is an abra leaving the port every minute, so we did not wait long.

Dubai Creek Deira Station

The dhow ride was just about 8 minutes, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Dhow ride in Dubai Creek

Dhow ride in Dubai Creek

For someone like me who has only been mostly to the business districts or desert parts of Dubai, the experience was definitely something.

Here is a clip of my view from the abra:

Bur Dubai Port

Next stop was the port in Bur Dubai. It is where the Old Souk and Textile Souk are located.

Dubai Creek Old Souk Station

People were enjoying the afternoon walk along the port.

Bur Dubai Port in Dubai Creek

And so was I. The scenery and the fresh air were very enjoyable. This is the kind of place that can help you relax and clear your mind.

Bur Dubai Port in Dubai Creek

The Dubai Creek is just fascinating to look at. I am not much of a photographer, but the awesome view surely helped me get some great captures.

Dubai Creek

No wonder why it is now a major attraction for tourism.  There are hotels and residential buildings that offer great views of Dubai Creek.

Dubai Creek

For those who are planning to visit the place, I advice you to wait for the sunset.

Dubai Creek

The awesome sunset by the creek will definitely bring a nice end to your whole trip.

Dubai Creek

As for me, this serene view made me thank God for the Dubai Creek. It was such a beautiful place in the middle of the desert.

Dubai Creek

 

 

One thought on “Discovering the Old Dubai: Across the Dubai Creek

  1. Hey, Came upon your site while searching for Dubai information. Really impressed by your way of writing. Loved your photographs too. Keep sharing good views.

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