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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #13 of 152 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A 5 mins ride of the abra"عبرة" with only 1dhs. You can go to Deira's Old Souq by abra. Nearest metro station is bani yas then 2 mins walk until you reach the abra station. A lovely view before sunset when birda are flying around the boat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The abra are small boats that take you from bur Dubai to Deira. cheap fees but its short and fun trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a fun way to see old Dubai and to catch the breeze. Just turn up and the attendant will direct you to a boat that is about to leave. Despite being open sided they feel very secure and the passengers are counted on so there is no overcrowding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you plan on going to the gold souk, Festival city or Ikea you will need to cross the dubai creek and the best and cheapest way to do it is the Abra boats. Getting to the dock is a bit of a hassle since no buses or metro goes close. So its either taxi or by foot. We walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The abras are really fun and very cheap. Just turn up, there is a board telling you where they go and line up. When the boat arrives, jump on, sit down and pay the driver once you have left. Try and have the correct money. Its not very comfortable and not a great idea for those with mobility issues or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We came on the sunset and for 100 dirhams rent an abra for 30 min. trip. We enjoy very nice sight-seeing of old and new Dubai during sunset.Very memorable trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a must do activity in Dubai. It only costs one dirham per passenger and is a fun way to get across the creek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The abra are small boats that take you to and fro from the two banks of what divide old dubai - namely deira and bur dubai. They have been doing this for a nominal fees of 1 dirham for the past 25 years unchanged. The thing about the abra is that there are vast number of business and whole sale... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Get on! Have a ride. Make sure you have a dirham to hand or get your change. Very very Dubai. An absolutely must. Trousers advised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

FUN ride for 2 DH i.e. 1 dh each way takes u across and back and u enjoy a pretty decent view dont need too long either and if ur shopping on either side its more convenient

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