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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable...
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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Experience the Abra cruise from one location to another using coins only AED 1 however the drivers have a beautiful smile and they even reconnect to utilise the entire Abra with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Experience the Abra cruise from one location to another using coins only AED 1 however the drivers have a beautiful smile and they even reconnect to utilise the entire Abra with your loved one, very unique place of the old city of Dubai view great views and cool breeze.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Spend a day in this traditional, old part of Dubai. Wander around the souks and hop on an abra to get a taste of how things used to be before the high rises started appearing. Very cheap to hop on a shared abra to cross the water but they're also available for private tours lasting around an hour. Well worth... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Did this on the 17th may absolutely fabulous 1dh each way to cross the river on the another side was absolutely fabulous and you would enjoy take the family best time to go is when a little cooler but thats not likely in dubai

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's a nice little tour of the creek and step into the old Dubai markets. Great photo area. The ride is free going over if you have the hop on hop off bus pass, and very cheap anyway for the return.

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United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

this has been in Duba since forever... its the quickest and most economical mode of transport if you would like to get to the other side of the Creek.. the Creek seperates Deira & Dubai...

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is very cheap to travel by the boats across the Creek, and it is a great opportunity to take some photos and see the city from the water.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

its a good ride for 1 dhs, from one side of the river to another. the oldest mode of transportation in the modern dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Abra is a traditional emirati boat. This mode of transport in Dubai operates to ferry people from Diera(old trading commerce of Dubai) and Bur Dubai(Old Dubai Capital) viz-a-viz across the Dubai Creek. Just hand AED 1.00 to the ferry driver and you'll have a 5-minute ride enough to experience the old Dubai way. Depends on certain location you wanted to... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We liked the traditional method of crossing the Creek, it was very cheap, 1 dirham per person. Didn't like sitting in the blistering sun until the abra filled up before, departing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Plan a ride on the lake in an Arbra whilst the water and light shows are on. You will be able to get a magnificent photo of the Burj Kalifa.

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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