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  • Take an Abra Ride on the Creek: The traditional way to cross the creek is by water taxi, known as an abra. These little motorized boats connect Deira and Bur Dubai and have been ferrying passengers back and forth for decades. The price is negligible.
  • Go to the Beach: Dubai has a number of enticing public beaches. They are clean, safe for swimming, and family-friendly.
  • Walk in Creekside Park: Creekside Park offers waterfront pathways, botanical gardens, playgrounds, picnic sites, and a children's educational theme park.
  • Window Shop: You don't have to spend any money to enjoy Dubai's incredible array of shopping, although we cannot promise that you won't decide to loosen your wallet. A walk through the souks (traditional markets) is as much a cultural as a shopping experience.
  • Visit Bastakiya: It's free to walk through the historic quarter of Dubai, a fascinating (if idealized) representation of what Dubai looked like at the beginning of the 20th century.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.