Where Old Dubai Meets the New
After visiting Dubai several times there are so many new things to explore and experience each time. one of the new and exciting place is Al Seef. Beautiful traditions combine with modern designs at this charming destination, showcasing the city's blend between its proud past and bright future.
As we stroll along the area, we got completely fascinated by its charm. This is surly one of the place where can take family and friends or can recommend to experience the charm of this place when they visit Dubai next.
It Launched in late 2017, Al Seef celebrates Dubai Creek’s beginnings as the famous coastal pearl diving base. Hugging 1.8km of Dubai Creek’s stately shoreline, the 2.5 million square foot development has two sections – a heritage area featuring old architecture, and a second space featuring more contemporary structures.
The best way to take it all in is to embark on a cultural walking tour of the pedestrian-friendly Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, before wandering over to Al Seef and exploring its charming walkways, fully-operational marina, dining boulevard and events plaza on foot.
Best time to visit Al Seef
Considering the weather in Dubai, the best time to visit Al Seef is in winter. As it is an open-air space, you cannot enjoy its charm if you go in summer. Also, you can watch the sunset if you go in the evening. The spot looks elegant at night due to the streets embellished with fairy lights. The interiors of the different restaurants are equally stunning at night, and simply strolling through the boardwalk is delightful.
There are no Al Seef Dubai timings, as the area is open 24/7, so you can take a stroll around at any time of day.
The retail stores, however, are open from Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 10 PM, and Friday to Sunday until 11 PM.
The restaurants in Al Seef are open Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 11 PM, and Friday to Sunday until 12 AM.
How to Reach
Al Seef is easily reachable on public transport, with Al Fahidi and BurJuman metro stations catering to the location.
By RTA Water Taxi / Abra
Get off at Station - Al Seef Marine Transportation Station 1. For More information on Dubai Marine Transportation.
By Dubai Metro
Take the RED Line and get off at stop - Burjuman. Click Here for more information on Dubai Metro.
Enjoy a meal by the Creek
Interconnected paths lead visitors along the stunning waterway, with options for a casual family meal, romantic dinner or elegant catch-ups all on the menu for visitors. Café culture abounds, with the vast majority of waterfront restaurants offering seasonal al fresco seating.
Some of the first restaurants to open in the district were casual Lebanese outlet 961 LB, American-Meets-Arabian diner Dukkan Burger and Sul Fiume, an Italian-Lebanese fusion venture.
Don’t miss the Arabian specialties at Ila restaurant, authentic Syrian fare at Al Hamidieh and sweet indulgences at Brussels-inspired dessert house, Belgium Waffles. On the water, hop aboard one among many dhow boats, which offer spectacular dinner and cruise packages too.
Top tip: Perched by the waterfront, Skafos at Canopy by Hilton Dubai Al Seef is perfect for a leisurely Mediterranean-inspired lunch.
Stay a little longer
Fancy a room with a view? Al Seef is now home to several hotels, with hundreds of rooms and suites on offer. Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton is a popular choice thanks to its classic Arabian-style suites, charming courtyards and exceptional service. Meanwhile, Canopy by Hilton Dubai Al Seef is the first UAE location for Hilton's boutique-style Canopy collection.
Think design-led spaces and comfy rooms with just enough added extras, welcoming and unobtrusive staff, plus a must-visit rooftop pool. A smaller version of the contemporary hotel is also open next door, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Seef.
Top tip: Ask for a room with creek views for the ultimate Al Seef experience.
Things to See and Do at Al Seef Dubai
• Go Shopping. The retail outlets Al Seef includes almost everything, from
high-end fashion brands to locally-made handicrafts. Here, you can buy a
present for a loved one or pick a souvenir to remind you of your visit.
• Sample Delectable Dishes. Al Seef restaurants serve authentic cuisines from
all over the world. Try out the Italian delicacies at Bellamia, or the Arabic,
Continental, and International dishes at La Marquise. Meanwhile,
Shawerme is known to serve the "finest shawerma in the region."
• Join Exciting Events. All throughout the year, Al Seef hosts a variety of
events, including art exhibits, dhow building exhibitions, live cooking
stations, and musical performances. There's something here for everyone!
• Dock Your Yacht. Need a place for your yacht? Al Seef has an exclusive
marina where you can dock your private yacht. It is only a few minutes
away from the Arabian Gulf as well as the Dubai International Airport.