What do you want to do in Dubai Creek? The question raised by Dubai Creek actually goes like this: “Nothing to do?”
Also known as Khor Dubai, the natural Dubai Creek from the Persian Gulf stretches for 14 kilometers. It is not only a destination for walking in Dubai while enjoying the breeze. There are also local restaurants in Dubai, where various events and activities are held, tourists and residents alike will be delighted.
Soon, it will also house the Port of Dubai Creek by Emaar, a luxury beachfront complex under construction, the record-breaking Dubai Plaza shopping project of up to 8.07 million square feet and one of World One’s tallest towers, Dubai Creek Tower. It will be completed in 2021.
We are ready to provide you with a guarantee for additional events in Dubai. At the same time, it’s time for Dubai Creek to shine.
Dubai Creek Park
Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Indispensable for those who want to make a place for themselves on the fresh green grass and give children the opportunity to relax. It has been a popular main park for many years. The lush scenery of the stream and the vast space make it suitable for a variety of activities. There is also a bike rental service, making it easy and fun to ride. This park encourages everyone to relax and is one of the best places to visit in the Dubai Creek.
The fee is AED 5. It is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Next to Dubai Medical City, Dubai Creek (04 336 7633).
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Ah, nothing is more suitable than soaring into the crisp sea breeze of Dubai Creek, which is why Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club has become a popular destination for golfers in Dubai. This award-winning course is one of the most scenic 18-hole and Par 3 golf courses in Dubai. It is conveniently located in the city center. It has a modern academy and an excellent 19th hole, and there is even a ball court on one of the holes.
Finish the game and relax on the boardwalk or QD to enjoy delicious snacks.
Golf cost: AED 760 (18 holes), AED 460 (9 holes). Price includes green fee, golf cart rental and shooting balls. Open daily from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. Baniyas Road, Dubai Creek, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).
Fireworks and entertainment
If you’ve lived in Dubai long enough, you know there are a lot of festivals here, which means fireworks, live street entertainment and plenty of performances. You will find that Dubai Creek is a great place to see it all because people gather to celebrate national holidays, shopping festivals, Halloween, Christmas and everything else. Be sure to head back to Time Out Dubai for all the updates and other cool stuff about the biggest fireworks show ever.
Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
The Dubai Creek Center is known for its breakfast and lunch meetings with hosts from the UAE, and has expanded its program to include dinner and fuala, a custom in the UAE to welcome guests with tea and pastries. Taste traditional Emirati food, coffee and snacks and ask the host everything you want to know about the UAE and its culture. Combine lunch with a guided tour of the region and learn the history of Dubai from someone who has experienced it in their family.
Open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday and closed on Friday. Building 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi Historic District, Bur Dubai (04 353 6666).
The Museum of Illusions
We all like to think that we can never be fooled by smoke or mirrors, but a visit to the Dubai Museum of Hallucinations in Dubai Creek in Al Seef changed that concept. It’s incredible with 80 different exhibits, they are all impressive on their own (and worth seeing), and as soon as someone walks in, they’re full of pranks and gimmicks. A great way to spend a few hours, whether you’re growing up in the Vortex Tunnel or in Ames’ room, there are so many things to surprise you. One of the most exciting things to do in Dubai Creek.
AED 60 (child), AED 80 (adult), AED 225 (family of four). Open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 10:00 am to midnight Thursday through Saturday. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 357 3999).
Walk on the Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek is very convenient for walking. This is a fairly straightforward path with many markets, shops and open-air restaurants, as a night pitting walk becomes easy. Along the 14 kilometers, we recommend that you take a route from Al Fahidi to Al Seef, which takes you through the historic districts of the UAE to modern old Dubai. It has everything from ice cream shops to cafes, with designs ranging from traditional Arabic architecture to modern container-style spaces. You will stay at the Al Seef Hilton Canopy Hotel in Dubai, formerly known as Zabeel House. From there you can easily get to the house by taxi.
Let your kids relax here, parents can rest assured knowing they are playing and learning at the same time. For kids of all ages, there is everything from planetariums and geoscience galleries to nature centers, museums for people and places for toddlers. All those 10 dirhams? It’s a worthwhile study. Never miss the Space Exploration Gallery as the UAE is becoming the vanguard of space.
From 10 dirhams. Open from 9:00 to 19:00 Sunday to Thursday and from 14:00 to 20:00 Friday to Saturday. Dubai Creek Park, www.childrencity.dm.gov.ae (04 334 0808).
Apart from visiting the attractions sites you can go shopping at the old souks, Dubai festival city mall. There are some amazing restaurants that you can also visit.