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Written by Sruthi on July 24, 2020 Share on

Dhow Wharfage – A PeepHole to the Old Dubai Culture

Dubai is known for its architectural beauty and luxurious lifestyle. Dubai is fastly emerging as one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world. Tourists drafting their Dubai itinerary should surely visit the Dhow Wharfage. For people who are keen on sightseeing options to keep their day occupied – Dhow Wharfage is a must-visit. 

Where is the Dhow Wharfage located

The Dhow Wharfage is situated along the Grand Souk Deira creekside. You will find the Dhow Wharfage between Al Sabkha abra station and Deira Old Souk. This gives the visitors a glimpse into Old Dubai that is present right in the heart of the city

Location– 90 Baniyas Rd – Port SaeedRiggat Al Buteen – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

View of the Wooden Dhows at Dubai Wharfage
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What can you see here?

You will be amazed to see the many wooden dhows along the creek bank. They are soaked in history with lots of amazing stories to tell. Around Maktoum Bridge, you will find some of the most beautiful wooden dhows. The is the area around which the law allowed these wooden dhows to anchor, stack and unload the cargos.

How Big Are The Dhows?

The wooden dhows come in many sizes and shapes. The humble, smaller boats are used for shorter trips. You will also find humongous state-of-art vessels that are used to move commodities. The wooden dows from here is used for transporting around the Gul area and also to Iran, Pakistan, India and Somalia

A humble Wooden DHow
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Restaurants around the Dhow Wharfage

There are multiple food options you can explore around the Dhow Wharfage. Many special and interesting restaurants have been established over the years making your visit comfortable and exciting. The new theme in town – the floating restaurant is popular around this area as well. You will find the Jameela Floating Restaurant and Zomorrodha Floating Restaurant near the Dhow Wharfage. You can now enjoy the middle eastern cuisine while experiencing the closeness to the sea. Interestingly you will find a number of banks situated along the road like the United Arab Bank, NBD and the Emirates Islamic

Accommodation options Around the Dhow Wharfage

Dubai is known for its excellence in luxury and architecture. The city of superlatives doesn’t disappoint us when it comes to a wide array of stay choices. Two of the best hotels in Dubai are located right opposite to the Wharfage – Samaya Hotel Deira and The Hilton Dubai Creek. Your rooms will have a beautiful view of the busy location.


The Dhow Wharfage is home to many wooden dhows. You will be surprised to know that some of the dhows here are as old as a hundred years. The dhows docks here to load and unload goods. As you explore the Dhow Wharfage area you will find piles of cargo ranging from huge ventilating units to cigarette boxes. These are arranged along the waterfront.

Dubai Buildings at night
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A trip to Dubai needs to have a mix of anything. From the exhilarating desert safaris to gliding on ice or even falling out of the sky ( Yep – I meant Sky Diving at Dubai ). You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to witness the old Dubai along with the marvels of the present day. Overwhelming is it? Don’t worry. Our Dubai destination experts at Pickyourtrail are a ping away on Whatsapp. You can also explore the handpicked Dubai tour packages to draw inspiration from.

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