The weekend has come again and we’re back with another suggestion for a place in Dubai that you can visit and explore. Last time we have talked about La Mer Beach and all the things you can do when you visit the place.
The place we’re talking about is also near La Mer beach but instead of having the Arabian Gulf as your back view, this place is located near the Dubai Creek.
Have you heard of the place called Al Seef in Dubai Creek? It was a place recently developed and renovated to become a place for people to dine and chill while admiring the Dubai Creek. It is a place you can visit if you want to avoid the crowd and just spend the night quietly outdoors.
So why are we suggesting that you see Al Seef? And what does Al Seef have to offer to its visitors? Here are a few things that you can see and do in Al Seef.
Al Seef is built by the bay side of Dubai Creek and is a docking place for Abras(old Arabian boats), Dhows and yachts.
Restaurants and Coffee Shops
They have built various restaurants and coffee shops by the bay area for visitors to dine in or have coffee with the creek at sight. You can find a variety of shops here like the Five Guys, London Dairy and Baskin Robbins and the like. It is good for family gatherings and meetings as the place offer a peaceful surrounding especially at night due to the number of people visiting the place.
Residents from around the area come here to jog and do physical fitness activities since Al Seef is actually a straight pathway in the bay area of Dubai Creek and I tell you it is a long pathway. The breeze coming from the sea also helps in having a cooler atmosphere compared to other places in Dubai.
They have also built playgrounds for kids to enjoy while couples or the whole family can sit at the numerous benches they have built in the place. Families can have a relaxing night chattering with each other, catching up and bonding without the buzz of the metro.
Couples can also enjoy their date nights in the vicinity and have an intimate talk with each other due to the fact of having lesser crowd than other usual night out spots. It is definitely recommended for the fans of romantic places and views which the couple can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Dubai Creek while having fancy dinner.
Cruise at the Creek
The place also offers Dhow cruises around the creek. Visitors can experience cruising with a Dhow (a ship mostly used in the Arabian region), feeling the old Arabian way of traveling by sea for mostly 2 to 3 hours enjoying the views surrounding the creek full of skyscrapers on both sides and a trench leading to the Arabian Sea.
They also offer dinner on the cruise with variety of food choices for the patrons to taste. They have added performances on the ship like the traditional dances and magic shows that can entertain the tourist and residences alike.
Impressive Building Complex
For the people who love to take pictures and selfies for their social media. Al Seef is without a doubt a place to visit because of its urban and old Arab building design which will feel like you’ve been brought back to the past. The stunning views can capture the hearts of photography enthusiasts and of those who just love scenic places. It is definitely one of the highlights of the place especially at night when all the lights are lit. It adds peacefulness and serene feelings to visitors mixed with blissfulness because of the color combination of the area.
How to get to Al Seef
You can go to Al Seef by Metro or by Bus. If you want to go by Metro, just get down at Burjuman Station and find your way to Al Seef from Exit 1 or Exit 4. One landmark that you can keep in mind is the United States Consulate as it is beside Al Seef. If by Bus you can check on the Wojhati app for directions, any bus that goes by Burjuman will do. You can also take a cab from your place, just inform the driver that you would want to go to Al Seef in Creek area.
Al Seef is a place that residents and tourists cannot miss on their list when they visit Dubai or if they live in the country. It will not cost you that much as well if you only plan to just enjoy the view and find someplace where it is quiet and on the outdoors. The place doesn’t have any entrance fees, the only expense you will incur is the expense of getting to the place and nothing else. You can also bring food if you want to have a picnic as I believe they allow outside food in the area.
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Till next time.