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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #14 of 154 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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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice experience. Like wood structure. feel you are in old time traveler. I feel it is not costly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We hired a local abra for an hour and putt putted up and down the creek, soaking in the atmosphere and taking lots of photos. Our driver was very accommodating and spoke enough English to point out a few things - great fun!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Must do while in Dubai. The Creek is a great area to visit and the Abra boat ride is a must do. Especially as it only costs 1 dirham.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I took the abra for the locals, which is 1dhs. The ride is smooth. It takes a few minutes to cross from one side to the other side. It is interesting to sit on a plastic platform while the captain stands in a hole in the middle. It offers the opportunity to take pictures of the Abra for the locals... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was really funny to use a really old boat to transport across the river just for 1 dirham when you know that everything else in Dubai is very modern and expensive. It was so good we went there twice.

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Bombay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We did a few Abra rides across from Bur Dubai to the Deira side to do a trip to the Souks (Gold/Utensils/Spice Souks) The rides still cost 1AED a person and lasts for about 5 minutes but its a wonderful way to ride the creek as well as to get a flavour of the non-glitzy side of Dubai The Abras... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The abra (boat) ride cost DH$1 per way and the journey takes 10 minutes. This is a much cost effective way than chartering an abra to cross from Bur Dubai to Deira. The Bur Dubai station is right outside the Little India and there are two Hindu temples and stores selling prayer items, well worth the walk along that area.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very cheap boat ride available. Make sure you take it. i missed going there after sunset. 200 characters is lot nothing else to write.

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Cairo, Egypt
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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

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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