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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #14 of 111 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing feel we entered the area through dubai museum thru the galleys of hindu and sikh temple and to the abra area were we got a place. Veiwing the creek amazing viewc cruise and abra boats fill the creek we bought amazing hot snacks from the famous snack shops and had a relaxing time

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Its a place where you will feel fresh ... good food.. Abra ride ..and yes not to miss the great coconut water taste... beatiful handicraft shops .... irani and afgani spice shops

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in Dubai for a few days, don't miss this one out. Nothing particularly exciting but you can have a nice little boat ride around the creek on a wooden boat, for a very low price. The souk area behind the docks is full of guys trying to sell fake rubbish scarves etc to tourists. Avoid that if... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Old style boats motorized to make your travel across the creek faster and cheaper - at just 1 Dirham, it's a very interesting experience.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The other side of rich Dubai. Really authentic and the world of the indian/ pakistan workers. Friendly people who like that you are interested.

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

With just 1 dirham u can take a ride on little steamer to commute from Bur dubai to Deira and u can enjoy scenic beauty of Dubai..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Not much to see at the port itself, but a good way to experience authentic small boat ride across the creek for just 1 dirham. But be warned, they don’t cross straight across, the creek, so plan your journey and where you are going to end up in advance.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is a good way for tourists to have a different experience of knowing their culture there, the price is cheap too. Occasionally you will meet the locals or foreign workers who use the abra everyday and being very impolite and shoo you to the side so they can have more space to sit.

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The oldest and most economical way to travel across the creek. Amenities are minimalistic, but the journey is rewarding.... reminds one of the Gondola of Venice. The evening rides are the best when its cooler and you see the city lit up. A walk along the wharf is also recommended... you may stumble on something surprising.... you never know.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My Kid liked the boat ride very much. Nice way to go across from Bur Dubai to the old souks of Dubai ( spice souk and gold souk ). They charge only 1 Dirham for a boat ride across the creek. Hard to believe that there is still a old Dubai in midst of all the skyscrapers of Dubai.

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