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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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As featured in 3 days in Dubai
Ranked #14 of 188 attractions in Dubai
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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you have never done water taxiing,then you will like it. I found it okay,our experience of Bangko's boat was more exciting than this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

At night this place comes alive with colorful cruise boats and I would recommend taking a dinner cruise. The food is good and the views at night are amazing with all the lighted boats.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Easy and cheap way to cross and avoid the massive traffic. Disliked the boat rocks & one could fall into the water, not drown.

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

One of my favourite places in Dubai, taking the abra across the creek is always fun and exploring the souqs on both sides, plenty to see and sounds and smells to experience especially in the spice souq.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

i love travel in river and i really like this. It make me feel comfortable and relax. i took many photo here. should go here

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durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Out of the glitz and glamour of new Dubai, this is so refreshing and quaint. One of my favourite places in Dubai.

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TyneandWear
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We really wanted to see a bit of the old Dubai & this is the way to do it! For a very small sum you can ride an "abra" water taxi right along the water, with views of mosques, souks, museums etc. Our boatman even let us have a go at steering (tho' he regretted letting 2 women drivers take... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Extremely cheap and a great way to cross the river on the traditional Abra's. Definitely a must when visiting Dubai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took the abra from Bur Dubai to Deira during the Dubai City Tour and it was an excellent experience. The water is clean and warm (although I understand that swimming is not allowed).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Taking a walk along side the creek and exploring the Dubai heritage is such a nice feeling. And we did ride the Abra to cross to the creek's other side. It is real fun and worth trying. And if you are in a mood to do some shopping around and settle on the prices by haggling, there is no shortage... More

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