This Eid Al Fitr, Al Seef, Dubai’s popular waterfront promenade invites you to escape the cares of everyday living and take in a cultural experience like no other – at a locale in the city where its past and present blend together in timeless harmony. Head down to the quaint heritage destination with family and friends for a memorable holiday packed with sunset strolls across historic buildings, feast on an incredible selection of international cuisines, and shop for beautiful art and souvenirs to take home.
You can enjoy some fun times exploring a wide range of stores and find intricate handcrafted pieces at Dokkan Salla that are evocative of the UAE’s seafaring and trading history – and are just perfect to add a vibrant splash of colour to your home. For elegant gifts and souvenirs, make sure you check out Creek Side Gifts and Novelties. Traditional handicrafts and accessories galore also greet you at Al Seef Heritage Souq. And don’t miss the beautiful outdoor art installations by Art on the Creek, where you can treat your eyes to some stunning art work that resonates with Dubai’s cultural heritage.
You are sure to feel spoilt for choice with the endless delicious dining options on offer from around the world. Tuck into authentic Emirati seafood at Al Fanar Seafood Market, where your choice of fish is prepared just the way you like it, and served with fragrant rice, and unwind in the splendid vintage setting – complete with corals embellishing the walls to enhance the authentic ocean ambience. If you’re craving American burgers, head to Dukkan Burger for the all-American classic juicy burger with an Arabian culture twist. You can also indulge in some delicious hot dogs, steaks, and spicy Jalapeno bites – in a nutshell, the ideal pitstop for hungry families!
For a slightly edgy social and entertaining experience, you can visit the Museum of Illusions. Go on a fascinating adventure with your friends and family and be sure to take those memorable clicks against intriguing backdrops to get your ‘Gram feed buzzing. Wrap up the unique adventure with a wide range of Dilemma Games, educational toys, 3D lightning globe and so much more.
Recharging after a day like that certainly calls for a stopover at Baskin Robbins for a refreshing ice cream of your choice. Or head over to Dunkin’ for the fluffiest donuts, and enjoy your sweet treats with a flavourful cup of coffee from The Brass.
To experience a full staycation at the heritage destination, book a room at any of the well-appointed hotels in Al Seef. For curious travelers that want panoramic creek views and upbeat service, Canopy by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton are your best options. If you seek a fine blend of old-world Arabian style hospitality and modern amenities, Al Seef Heritage Hotel checks all the boxes.
About Al Seef
Al Seef is a bustling 1.8-kilometre waterfront promenade by Meraas designed to reflect the role the unique natural waterway at Dubai creek has played in shaping the culture and heritage of the city, past and present. Located close to the Al Fahidi Historical District, the destination invites people to rediscover the heart of the city, where local fishermen, pearl-divers, weavers and tradesmen once came to trade. It is home to two distinct heritage contemporary areas connected by lively sikkas and alleyways filled with captivating shops, cafes, restaurants, and three hotels –all offering a broad range of entertainment experiences. Al Seef also has a marina with 56 berths for private yachts, a traditional souk, floating markets and an events plaza that hosts a full calendar of events and activities taking place along the water’s edge.
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