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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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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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This is a really neat way to see the Dubai creek! It's crowded, but loads of fun. You can take tons of pictures while crossing the creek.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We used the abra boats to cross over to Deira and return back for fun. My little daughter was also with us and she enjoyed the experience. For AED 1/- per trip, it gives a feel of how people used to cross over in the old days

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Prepare to be hassled. What a waste of money. Too much money for a poor man like me who has four mouths to feed. This is a kick in the balls for hard working people.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a really neat way to see the Dubai creek! It's crowded, but loads of fun. You can take tons of pictures while crossing the creek.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't just use the Dhows as a taxi - get a private tour for 30 or 60 minutes. The driver will take you where ever you like for your time and it is very cheap! If I remember correctly - we paid £20-30 for two boats for half an hour each. Much cheaper than the yacht we rented earlier in... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a joyful experience as you take a ride in a traditional wooden Arab boat or dhow, also known as Abra. Bur Dubai Abra Dock is a historic district that is lined with many such boats, making it one of the most picturesque spots in Dubai. Take a 10-minute affordable boat ride from the Bastakiya end of the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

the Abra dock in the older part of Dubai, bur Dubai is fascinating for it is from this place that one can hop onto an Abra for a ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

when i was in dheira,i dreemed if munisipality start bharge service accross,then i will corss it with my car to save time and money.yes only for 3 qr less than 13 minute took to cross.and reach bur dubai.view was thrilling like dubai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Dubai is a mega city full of everything you could imagine. Futuristic clusters of skyscrapers etc. Its a nice refreshing change to see an old area of dubai. Dating back to a time before the oil money hit I found it all quite humbling to be honest. Simple lives were led and most started the day from here either fishing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice if you like to walk around and see yachts. Makes you feel rich just to be there. The marketplace next door is more fun. They have parking for camels there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

what a contrast.. looking at water level you can imagine "old" dubai then you look up and see the new dubai. One of the few cheap things in Dubai so make sure to include it. Also check out all the old boats tied up in the port still being used for cargo

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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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