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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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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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This is a good experience for me in the city of Dubai with all the modern facilities and skyscrapers... very low cost 1-3 Dhirams per ride and you can cross the creek within... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good experience for me in the city of Dubai with all the modern facilities and skyscrapers... very low cost 1-3 Dhirams per ride and you can cross the creek within 5-10mins...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the art exhibitors next to the Rulers Court and went to the Spice Souq witch is on the other side of the creek. The Abra Docks have the little boats that takes you from one end to the other for only 1aed pp. It's a nice little boat trip worth doing at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking an abra trip is cheap, fun and can be enjoyed by everyone. As one of the few remaining traditional jobs in a bustling modern city, its something that should be on your 'must do' list while visiting Dubai.

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Healing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must go across the creek by Abra during your Dubai visit. Rub shoulders with the locals on these small boats which criss cross the creek all day. Cost 1 dirham each way

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great value (approx. 20p) trip across the creek in a traditional boat. Crosses over to Deira where you can visit the old souks. Fascinating to see the old part of the city

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They are well worth it to get across from one to the other the old town with the suekes spice, gold and textiles worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cost effective, quick and regular boat crossing at the creek very well used by locals. You can take a private tour from here too

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Catching a local 'abra' across the creek was a great experience. The price is set at 1 dirham per passenger. Easiest way to get to the Textile (Old) souk and Dubai museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we used Abra from going to Deira from Bur Dubai.its cheap mode of transport.but a fun. Not recommended during summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We done this as part of a City Tour and it was great fun. Easy way to appreciate the views ofDubai from 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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