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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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As featured in 3 days in Dubai
Ranked #16 of 189 attractions in Dubai
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable 10-minute traditonal wooden boat ride -- really a taxi. Take the abra from the... more » Owner description: In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable 10-minute traditonal wooden boat ride -- really a taxi. Take the abra from the Bastakiya side, look around the textile souk and the art galleries, and end in the gold souk. Used by 15-20 million passengers each year, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai is a memorable cruise in the water. « less
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A much over used term but I think a a quick trip (and back) along Dubai Creek in a water taxi across to the other side is a 'must do' For a just 1 dirham, spend a few minutes in the cool breeze watching other vessels coming to and fro. I think it was just 40 AED to hire one... More

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QLD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

enjoyed it to start with but after 20 minutes we were ready to head back to dry land. Lovely boat operator and excellent value for money. Well worth doing.

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New Delhi, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Dhow Cruise is famouse here to spent a wonderful time with your spouse or a family. a worth of spending time and to have Arabian food on board. A Bridge ( which is automatic) is a good thing to see as a Good Creativity by ARAB PEOPLE AGAIN.. WELL DONE

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Preston. England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Being called a 'creek', I was expecting something like a canal..! This waterway is huge and quite interesting. We went on a boat trip and the staff lifted my disabled scooter onto the boat for me. Glad I saw it.

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Newton Abbot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must. A very cheap and different mode of travelling and what a fun way of getting from one side of the river to the other. Go on I dare you!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Dow cruise starts off from this location, but even if you are planning on taking the cruise, it a nice place to go about taking an evening stroll. there are many outdoor restaurants along the creek, which offer arabic food, seafood and hookah options. The Dubai museum, Meena Bazar are all places along the creek to check out. Do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great to visit the Bur Dubai area for a little bit of culture away from the madness of Dubai! Hire out an Abra for a different experience along the creek especially whilst the sun is setting.

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Canada, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Being in Dubai we thought everything was modernised with the tallest towers and skycrappers. When we went to the old town of the suoks, we were mesmarized by how tradition is still cultivated at this place. Small arabic houses,shopping centres, traditional means of transport and typically 1960's form of trade taking place is the area. The creek was worth doing... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you have never done water taxiing,then you will like it. I found it okay,our experience of Bangko's boat was more exciting than this one.

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Centerburg, Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

At night this place comes alive with colorful cruise boats and I would recommend taking a dinner cruise. The food is good and the views at night are amazing with all the lighted boats.

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