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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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As featured in 3 days in Dubai
Ranked #22 of 206 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place takes you to back to 80s-90s.The place is hustle and bustle with traders,shoppers and tourists.Great to find a place still retaining its old essence in the middle of fast growing high rises in Dubai.The Abra ride itself is an experience which will take you to old days.The price was only 1 AED to cross the creek and now... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Both the Bur dubai and Deira Abra sides are special. It gives you a feel of how Dubai really was. I am born in Dubai, so maybe once a while I do visit the Abra to remember my old school days with friends, as to save money we used the Abra for 50 fils to cross from Deira to Bur... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been there before and went there again, best part of Dubai. If you want a bit of old amongst the new then this is the place to be. Take a ride on the abra around the creek and take in the views especially at night.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful Abra ride on the creek, reaching the spice market and gold souk too. Lovely perfumes to buy and spices too. Good local clothes shopping can also be done, lots to see about old Dubai.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's a short ride across the creek but it's breezy, you get a great perspective on the new and old parts of the city and it's cheap!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had a fun time travelling in the Abra. And for one Dirham. . How nice! I was glad that the creek didn't smell or anything. May get a little crowded and uncomfortable but can't complain. I had been in later part of the evening and returned by almost the last Abra back and it was fun but must be... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very very tipical, a "real" thing in Dubai. For just 1 aed, you can cross the creek on this wooden boat. During sunset time these 10 minutes are even more charming.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visiting dubai is an experience that everyone should try atleast once. Although with such high humidity i hated walking outside in dubai this was one place where i really enjoyed walking along the dock. A serene place and very different to the hustle and bustle of the dubai malls.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I hired an entire boat for myself for AED150. It was a long and nice trip in the evening. When the wind stopped blowing, the heat became oppressive. Take a bottle of ice cold water - to drink and also to wash your face with, if you go during peak summer, like I did. Great views. See the pics.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Travel by abra to see the creek, mingle with locals not selling anything and feel the breeze on a hot summer day. An experience we love when travelling here on holiday. A longer trip on a private basis can easily be arranged, try and get an owner who speaks good English to explain the sights along the way.

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