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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #21 of 207 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors
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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 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.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This experience is a must for all travellers to Dubai. For one dirham (18p) you can take a boat trip across Dubai Creek between 07:00 hrs and 23:00 hrs any day of the week. No reservations are necessary as the boats leave every two minutes (there are many many of these boats on The Creek). Each boat holds approximately 20... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

its very nice experience to ride, safe. and like to ride again and again it bring you to old times ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We hopped in the Abra after visiting Dubai Museum on our way to the Spice and Gold Souks. If you're in Dubai, this is a must-do tourist thing. We took it at night, which was enchanting. Perfect weather, lots of lights lining the horizon, with a drop-off exactly where we wanted to be. A nice little evening adventure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The abbras are the main way of crossing the creek. The docking area is chaotic as people jostle to get onto the abbras. Health and safety forget it. 1 dirham for the experience is money well spent. They give easy access to the spice souk and gold souk which are only a few minutes walk from the far side of... More

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indiantravelbug93
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is boat docking place and locals/tourists wanting to hop on a convenient 1 AED shared boat ride to opp bank Old souk thru which Gold souk etc can be reached quickly and cheaply . Boat services can be availed early morning to late night

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited the Spice Souk before taking a wonderful Abra ride across the Creek to visit Hindi Lane and the Dubai Museum.

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wanted to experience the abra as it's close to the museum. Unfortunately the museum was closed so we took the abra across the creek anyway. Nice and cool on the water and a bit of fun in 45 degree heat!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great way of getting to the gold and spice souks using a transport method that goes back generations - and costs a pittance. A gentle drift across the creek an a simple craft - perhaps not for those that are nervous of water or could possibly have a disability that may impair them getting on and off (although there... More

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Northeast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great way to get from textile souks to spice & gold souks. It costs 1 dirham, takes 5 minutes & you get a clear view of both sides of the creek, worth seeing as a contrast to the technology in the rest of dubai.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One of the oldest transpiration system in dubai.. and one the easiest and faster way to reach deira from burdubai.. if you are tourist ride is worth to explore and in case resident best way to avoid traffic by paying just 1 AED..

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