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How to Go to Dubai Creek Harbour by Metro

Dubai Creek Harbour is a vast upscale waterfront development located along the Dubai Creek. When complete, it will be home to luxury residences, hotels, entertainment, marinas, retail, and stunning views. Getting to Dubai Creek Harbour by metro and public transit is easy and affordable if you follow this guide.

Locating Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai Creek Harbour sits on the historic Dubai Creek in Deira. Major landmarks in the area include:

  • Dubai Creek Tower (a viewing tower still under construction)
  • Dubai Square mall
  • Dubai Creek Residences
  • Sections managed by Emaar

The roads around the harbor are Ras Al Khor, Umm Harair, and Al Jaddaf. Visitors will find metro stops, bus stations, and taxi pickup areas for transportation to and from the development.

Taking the Metro System

The Dubai metro provides an easy public transit option to reach Dubai Creek Harbour and costs under AED 10 using an NOL card. Here is how:

1. Board at the Nearest Metro Station

First find the nearest metro station to your location in Dubai. Popular starting point stations include:

Parking and taxi drop-offs are available at most stations.

2. Take the Metro to Dubai Creek Station

Board a train heading towards Creek station on the green line. Make transfers if you start from red line stations like Burjuman.

  • Confirm you are on a train towards Creek when boarding
  • The trip will take roughly 25-35 minutes with about 5 stops before Creek
  • Exit train at Dubai Creek Station (also called Al Khor station)

3. Walk or Ride to Dubai Creek Harbour

  • Exit Dubai Creek metro through Exit 1 towards Deira and follow walking signs pointing left
  • Cross over the busy street and walk towards Deira Old Souk Abra Station
  • Follow signs for the abra boat taxis which shuttle people across the Creek waterway
  • Abra boats cost just 1 AED per ride! You want Abra route number D for Dubai Creek Harbour
  • After the quick abra boat trip, you will arrive on the Dubai Creek Harbour side
  • Entrances to Dubai Creek Tower, Dubai Square mall, and metro links are all nearby

You can also take a short taxi ride from Dubai Creek metro to save walking time. Agree on the fare beforehand.

Total Travel Time and Frequency

  • Count on roughly 45-60 minutes travel time including:
    • Metro ride of around 30 minutes
    • Walking 10-15 minutes
    • 5 minute abra boat crossing
  • Metro trains arrive every 8-10 minutes during peak times, 15 minutes off-peak
  • Abra boats run frequently – you won’t wait longer than 5-10 minutes for one even late at night

So in about an hour from most parts of Dubai, you can relax on an abra boat ride and take in skyline views before exploring Dubai Creek Harbour!

Paying for Your Metro Journey

Load an NOL travel card at metro stations before boarding. An NOL card saves over paper tickets and lets you seamlessly transfer between metro and buses.

As an estimate, expect to pay:

  • 6-8 AED from Burjuman Station
  • 10-12 AED from Union Station
  • 7-9 AED from Al Rigga Station

Keep your card topped up for the return journey as well. Children under 5 ride free when accompanied by an adult NOL cardholder.

Tips for Visiting Dubai Creek Harbour

  • To beat crowds at Dubai Creek Harbour, go early on weekdays
  • Visit during cooler months – walkways are exposed to the sun
  • Board metro cars marked Gold Class for more comfort
  • Refuel at the food court at Dubai Square if shopping
  • Buy an NOL card for yourself – don’t depend on card resellers outside of stations

You now have everything you need to travel to the impressive Dubai Creek Harbour area using Dubai’s quick and easy metro system. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the metro run to Dubai Creek Harbour directly?

The metro does not yet run directly to stops inside Dubai Creek Harbour. However, Dubai Creek Station on the green line is the closest metro stop to access the area. From there you can walk, ride an abra boat taxi, or take a quick taxi or bus ride.

Can I pay cash for the abra boat crossing?

Yes, abra operators accept cash payments of 1 AED per passenger for the short boat trip across part of Dubai Creek. Keep small change or coins handy before boarding the traditional wooden abra boats.

Is there parking near Dubai Creek metro station?

Yes, parking garages are available near Exit 1 of Dubai Creek station. Some street parking is also available but read signs carefully for allowed times/days. There are also taxi drop-off areas if you prefer not to drive yourself.


Whether you are visiting the iconic Dubai Creek Tower or the entertainment at Dubai Square, using the reliable Dubai metro combined with an abra boat ride gets you there.

Ride in air-conditioned comfort to Dubai Creek station on the green line. Then follow walking routes towards the abra dock and enjoy a one dirham boat trip with views. From the Dubai Creek Harbour dock, attractions like the upcoming tower and dining options are all nearby.

With an NOL travel card to tap and ride both metro trains and boats, getting to Dubai Creek Harbour is half the fun!

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