Explore contemporary twists on the local culture at Al Seef – a district with heritage, waterfront gems and incredible views of Dubai Creek.
Dubai’s latest waterfront destination sits on the shores of Dubai Creek, spanning the redeveloped stretch by the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai. Connected to one of the city’s cultural hotspots, its banks pay homage to Emirati heritage with narrow sikkas (alleys), and sand-colored buildings with ancient wind towers.
Al Seef is the perfect destination for a pleasant stroll, with a waterfront promenade dotted with boutique stores, art galleries, food outlets, and open-air markets. Splurge on a range of Emirati handicrafts, and bespoke fragrances, all the while discovering hidden gems around every corner. Don’t forget to stop by the Museum of Illusions to snap photos with your loved ones amid mind-bending optical illusions.
There’s a fully-operational marina too, where curious visitors can choose from marine-based public transport options like ferries and air-conditioned abras.
Getting there: If taking the metro, alight at BurJuman or Al Fahidi metro stations. If using an RTA water taxi, you’ll can get off at the Al Seef Marine Transportation Station 1.