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“The Real Dubai” 4 of 5 stars
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Bur Dubai Abra Dock
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (The Creek)
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Private Tour
$48*
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Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #15 of 276 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“The Real Dubai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Dubai is known for it's glitz and modern buildings, thankfully there is a history and plenty of culture you just have to look for it.
The Abra Dock is a great way of finding it, we walked from the historic Bastakia quarter which is full of art galleries down the narrow lanes by the Creek where trader's are selling their wares before we embarked on our Abra. No waiting, as soon as it is full, it goes, our Abra took less than 2 minutes to fill and then a short ride and we were moments away from the old markets including the world famous gold souk - a great way to spend a day. The ride cost AED 1 which is about 25 cents. If you are feeling rich you can hire the Abra to yourselves by the hour . A great way to spend the day.

Visited October 2012
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“Fast water taxi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Fast and cheap to cross Dubai Creek from Bur to Deira. There is a lot of trafic in the Creek, but this time no collisions.

Visited December 2012
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“get a peek at local culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

one dirham abra rides sound cheap but are a great way to experience the local culture....go from bur dubai to the old souq in one of these and enjoy the breeze as you sail through slowly

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

A great way, if short (5 mins) to cross the Creek and get a good view without spending money on a Dhow cruise. At only 1 Dhr you won't get cheaper.

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“Relaxing way to spend an afternoon in Dubai.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

.....traversing the Creek in one of these cheap and charming vessels.

Away from the maddening plastic activities that largely make up a Dubai holiday.....

Visited December 2012
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