Dubai Creek Harbour Overview

The iconic waterfront, Dubai Creek Harbour, is located just at a distance of 10 minutes drive from Downtown Dubai. Visit this place built at the cornerstone of Dubai’s heritage, The Dubai Creek. Historically, the creek had a natural harbour from where Dubai had begun its expansion into the modern-day city that we see today. 

Visiting this place, you will feel delighted looking at the still-developing smart city with its residential units, offices, commercial spaces, waterfront eco-resorts, a marina and yacht club, and many more. The development has entwined all these with commercial, cultural and educational amenities.

You will feel amazed by looking at the modern city, representing the next level of contemporary living, that has harmonised responsible city living with an awareness of sustainable biodiversity. In recent days, the Dubai Creek Harbour has been developed into a smart, green city, preserving both its environment and cultural heritage. 

One of the stars of the Dubai Creek Harbour lies in Dubai Square, located at its heart. The Square is the place that offers a unique dining experience, world-class leisure attractions and ultimate retail experiences to its visitors. Feel exciting shopping at a place where technological innovation has impregnated every aspect of ‘omnichannel retailing’, giving you the choice to shop online, via phones or physically. 

Another star attraction under development is the Dubai Creek Tower, the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour, which is expected to be even taller than Burj Khalifa. You may check out the under-construction place which has already become popular owing to its expected height and architectural design of a budding lily flower.  

Relish the captivating view of the harbour which will also give you a glimpse of the wildlife haven at Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary, located next to the harbour. Spend some time relaxing while gazing at the breathtaking view of the waters. If you visit at dusk, you will be mesmerised looking at the sun setting in the waters in the backdrop of skyscrapers.

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• Visit Dubai Creek Harbour, the waterfront representing the next level of contemporary living.
• Spend some time at the waterfront looking at the breathtaking view of the water and enjoying the peaceful ambience.
• Feel delighted looking at the abundance of flora and fauna of the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary located next to the place.
• Be amazed at being at a place where a modern city coexists with an untouched natural phenomenon in harmony.
• Take a look at the smart city with its waterfront eco-resorts, a marina and yacht club, residential units, offices, commercial spaces, and many more.
• Visit Dubai Square to enjoy omnichannel retailing where you can visit stores in person and also order online or via mobile apps.
• Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants in the square.
• Take a look at the beginning of a fusion of innovation and creativity, the iconic Dubai Creek Tower, still under construction with a promise to rise above Burj Khalifa.

How To Reach

You can reach Dubai Creek Harbour from any part of Dubai. From Dubai Mall, it will take 20 minutes to reach the place while from Palm Jumeirah it will take around 31 minutes. Burj Al Arab is 30 minutes away from the harbour and The Walk JBR is 35 mins away. To reach the harbour from all these places, you can travel by various means of local transports such as metro, shared transfer and bus. You can also take private transfer options such as a taxi or cab to reach the place. 

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Best Time To Visit

The winter months between November through March is the best time for visiting Dubai. This is the time when the temperature is manageable with low humidity and you will be able to explore Dubai comfortably. This is also the time you can indulge in activities such as skiing, camping, visiting the beaches and picnics at parks. During January and February, Dubai Shopping Festivals are organised, making these months preferable for shopaholics.  

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Places to visit Near Dubai Creek Harbour 

  • Burj Khalifa: One of the topmost destinations of Dubai, Burj Khalifa, with its 160 floors is the tallest building in the world. Go to the 124th or 125th floor of this building to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Dubai. Reach the 148th floor to view the city from the highest observation deck in the world. Have a meal at The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, which is spread across the 152,153 & 154th floor and is the tallest lounge on planet earth. 

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  • The Dubai Mall: Shopaholics must not miss out on visiting the famous Dubai Mall known for providing shopping extravaganzas to its visitors. You will find the mall not only a shoppers paradise but also a place with an array of entertainment options including multiplex, ice skating rink and gaming zones. The Mall also has the famous Dubai Aquarium and is the entry point of Burj Khalifa. 
  • Dubai Miracle Garden: Spend some time amongst lush greenery and flowers with vibrant hues at Dubai Miracle Garden. Feel awe stuck looking at a natural flower garden growing in a country known for its deserts. Feel mesmerised looking at the marigolds, petunias and geraniums blooming all over the place in quirky layouts and heart-shaped massages.  

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  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: One of the most popular places where you can go is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Feel excited as you visit an underwater zoo and indulge in activities such as taking a trip in a glass-bottom boat, cage snorkelling and shark diving. 

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Places to eat near Dubai Creek Harbour 

  • Mondoux: Enjoy a short break from your sightseeing by having a cup of steaming coffee, hot chocolate or tea at Mondoux. If you want to beat the heat and feel recharged sip in a fresh lemonade, or a smoothie. Team up your cool drink or beverage with delicious unprocessed desserts, cakes, pancakes along with other tasty meal options. Spend a relaxing evening in this place with a glass of wine or cocktail.
  • The Courtyard: The Courtyard will offer you a place where you can relax in its serene ambience as you sip in a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy a dining experience in an alfresco setting and delight in cuisines where traditional Arabian flavours have been combined with global multinational tastes.
  • Soulgreen Dubai: If you are looking for delicious food which has been cooked with healthy ingredients, you can opt for a meal at Soulgreen Dubai. At this restaurant, cuisines that will be offered to you are plant-based and have been made from seasonal ingredients. Feel energized by having tasty food that has been prepared with care to increase your physical and mental energy.
  • Amici Miei Dubai creek harbour: Feel delighted having mouth-watering traditional Italian cuisine with a modern touch. Enjoy having pizzas, pasta and other Italian dishes while enjoying the view from the waterfront. Spend some time with friends at the place whose name is “Amici Miei” meaning “My Friends”.

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Point of Interest for Dubai Creek Harbour
Flower tree

Flower tree

The beautiful flower trees are a creation by artist Choi Jeong Hwa, who was specially commissioned for this project to highlight his signature language by putting together local flowers. Delight in taking a look at this beautiful bouquet of flowers in vibrant colour, located at the Creek Marina waterfront, exploring the relationship between the natural and man-made worlds.

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Creek play

Creek play

Located on the Creek Marina waterfront is the Creek play, the playscape which will surely delight both the kids and adults. Visit this eye-catching and colourful playscape that has been inspired by Dubai’s vernacular architecture. The playscape has seven nodes with each one representing one of the UAE’s seven emirates.

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Joy tree

Joy tree

The Joy Tree located at the Creek Marina parking entrance has been designed by Vibhor Sogani from India. Feel carried away to a realm of joy and calmness as you take a look at the simple form of the large tree-like sculpture with stainless steel balloons which symbolises celebrating everything beautiful that gives joy to everyone. Feel delighted as you catch a glimpse of yourself in the polished stainless steel bouquets of balloons as you pass by.

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Musical shadows

Musical shadows

Find out what music is created by your shadow as you visit the musical shadows at the Creek Marina waterfront. The musical shadow is an interactive pavement that creates music with the shadow of those people who walk there.

The shadows of different people trigger music created with instruments, voices, melodies and notes playing in harmony. What will amaze you most is to discover that every time your shadow falls on the pavement, different music will be played. 

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Round Archways

Round Archways

Visit the beautiful round archways of Dubai Creek Harbour to enjoy a view of the skyline of the city through them. Visit in the early morning during the sunrise to enjoy a spectacular look at the archways in the first light of the rising sun. Visit in the late afternoon during sunset to view the arches while they shine with special lights.

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Dubai Creek Harbour FAQs

How do I get to Dubai Creek Harbour?

By Metro: Take metro M1 or M2 to the nearest metro station Union Metro Station and walk for 10 minutes to reach the Harbour.

By Taxi/Cab: Take a Taxi/Cab to reach the harbour

By shared transfer: You can also book a shared transfer from your hotel to reach the harbour

By Bus: Several buses such as 27,53, C7, C9, E303, and E400 go to Dubai Creek Harbour.

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Is it worth visiting Dubai Creek Harbour?

Yes, the Dubai Creek Harbour is definitely worth visiting and is also a great place for a family outing. Family members can spend some time at the waterfront, enjoying its breathtaking view in a relaxing ambience. The view becomes even more beautiful during sunset when the sun sets, spreading its colours in the sky with dark outlines of skyscrapers in the backdrop. The harbour is also a great place for an enjoyable retailing and dining experience. 

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Why is Dubai Creek Harbour so famous?

The modern Dubai Creek Harbour has been developed into a smart, green city, preserving both its environment and cultural heritage. The harbour is famous for being a place where modern city living has been merged with the natural surroundings of a wildlife haven. The harbour also has a few other attractions, one of which is Dubai Square which has omnichannel retailing options for visitors along with lots of restaurants, retail stores and other attractions. Another star attraction that is coming up is Dubai Creek Tower which is destined to be taller than even the famous Burj Khalifa. 

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Which are the best places to stay near Dubai Creek Harbour?

  • XVA Art Hotel: Located barely 400 meters from Dubai Creek Harbour is XVA Art Hotel. Enjoy your stay in this boutique hotel located in the midst of the architectural beauties of a Persian style neighbourhood. Feel excited as you stroll into the hotel’s own art gallery and admire the exhibits.
  • Gateway Hotel: The new property Gateway Hotel will not only offer you a comfortable stay with modern amenities, but it will also provide you with an enjoyable time, being located in the vicinity of markets and areas with a vibrant nightlife. During your stay at this hotel, check out its boutique shops and delight in the continental cuisines on offer at its restaurant. 
  • Radisson Blu Hotel: Enjoy your stay at this 5-star hotel, located on Baniyas Road overlooking Dubai Creek. Opt to stay in their suite rooms to relish the skyline view from the room. 
  1. Hilton Dubai Creek: Another 5-star hotel located on Baniyas Road overlooking Dubai Creek, is Hilton Dubai Creek. Enjoy your stay in this luxurious hotel where your suites will come with a separate living room along with whirlpool tubs. Enjoy the panoramic view of the creek sitting in the sophisticated dining or while sipping an enjoyable drink at the rooftop bar.

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How far is Dubai Creek Harbour from the Dubai Mall?

The distance between Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai Mall is 11.6 km. You can reach Dubai Mall from Dubai Creek Harbour by travelling by road via Ras Al Khor Road/ E44, in just 14 minutes. 

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