6 Seriously Cool Things To Do in Deira

Ever gone around and explored Deira? Right in the centre of Old Dubai, Deira is hands-down one of the coolest areas to visit! From fun games at Dubai Creek Golf Club to that Old Dubai charm at Al Seef Dubai, there is so much to check out!

1. Ride on a seaplane

Fancy taking a trip on a boat… with wings?! You need to try Seawings Dubai – this seaplane adventure lets you sail across the Dubai Creek, before taking off and flying over the city! You’ll get to enjoy a stunning aerial view of Dubai’s landmarks, from the World Islands to the Burj Khalifa. 

Price: AED 762 for kids under 12; AED 893 for ages 12+ for a 20 min. flight within Dubai
Where: Dubai Creek Golf Club

2. Play mini golf

We all know you can play golf at Dubai Creek Golf Club – but did you know they’ve got mini golf too? The mini golf course is a fun challenge for golfers of all ages and experiences, Head there with your mates to try it out – it’s not as easy as the other mini golf games in Dubai but it’s worth a shot.

Price: AED 4o (under 18); AED 50
Where: Dubai Creek Golf Club

3. Explore the museums

Did you know that Old Dubai is filled with museums? They may not be very popular museums, but they’re definitely worth a visit. Some to check out are the Dubai Women’s Museum, Pearl Museum and Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili. Or if you’re taking an abra ride to the other side, there’s also the Dubai Museum and Coffee Museum.

Where: Near Al Khor Street, Deira

4. Take a Dubai abra ride & explore the souks

Ever taken an AED 1 Dubai abra ride across the creek? It’s one of our favourite attractions in Old Dubai, and it will never get old! Fancy doing a bit of shopping while you’re there? Make sure to visit the Gold Souk, Spice Souk and Perfume Souk.

Where: Deira Dubai Abra Station

5. Walk around Al Seef Dubai

The newly developed Al Seef Dubai is a waterfront promenade set in the heart of Deira. Walk around and explore the alleys to take in the Old Dubai charm, discover little shops and enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Creek. If you’re heading there during Eid, don’t miss the spectacular firework show at 9pm.

Where: Al Seef

6. Have dinner on a BBQ donut

If you’re looking for a fun dining experience to try, the BBQ Donut is definitely one to tick off your bucket list. While floating on the Dubai Creek in a bright orange donut-shaped float, you’ll be able to enjoy a nice BBQ dinner with your friends and family.

Where: Dubai Creek Golf Club

Image credit: Via FB @dubaicreekgolfandyachtclub & Via IG @alphaspotting

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