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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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Address: | Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable...

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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Just brilliant - take a journey to the old side!

Take the Abra water taxi for 1 Aed per person. It's a 5 minute wooden boat journey with great views across the creek and you get a small peek in to the day to day operations on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the Abra water taxi for 1 Aed per person. It's a 5 minute wooden boat journey with great views across the creek and you get a small peek in to the day to day operations on the water. Stop at the other side to visit the souks and try your hand at bartering - good buys and great fun.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and cheap ride by small boat, it costs 1 dirham so you can try. From the boat you will see different kind of ships around and some parts of old Dubai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must do if you are visiting Dubai to Take the dhow cruise at Bur Dubai. It only cost each person 2 dirham one way and return another 2 dirham. The ride doesn't take more than 10 mins but gives a good view of how life used to be. *Best to ride during sunset*

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ride across the creek for the small charge is fun. One warning would be that the setting on to Abra is a little treacherous when ever there is some waves or wind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a wonderful cultural experience taking these small old-style boats to the Old Souq (Market) and walking down the isles of beautifully colored heritage shops. Try to time it so you get to take the boat ride back around sunset - a beautiful scene. I would say this trip is more exciting than any more luxurious cruise you could take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great low cost experience at Dubai Creek. Old part of Dubai wih Abra's to take you across Dubai Creek. Can also hire an Abra to take you for a one hour excursion along the creek. Must do when you have visitor's.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best experience in Dubai, or anywhere, for the cost of AED 1 per trip. You may enjoy the busy atmosphere of the Creek including the working Dhows and visit the Textile, Gold souks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must see, must travel. For only one dirham. Superb and fast connection between Old Souq and city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it is a fully functional dock which is the easiest and cheapest (AED 1 (= USD 0,27) per trip) way to cross the Creek it is run efficiently (maximum waiting time is less than 10 mins) and used by locals and tourists alike It is a MUST when in Deira or Bur Dubai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very cheap and fun way to pass over the creek. It costs 1AED and you pay the driver direct on the boat. It departs from two places on each side of the creek. We went one way over to the Herb/Gold souk.

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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