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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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+971 4 800 9090
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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what fun and a must, just for the experience. All the local do use it 20 cents is all it will cost you. Jump on seat down and cross it will only take a few minutes and they rum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what fun and a must, just for the experience. All the local do use it 20 cents is all it will cost you. Jump on seat down and cross it will only take a few minutes and they rum non stop. really fun it was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From 1997 the fare charged on these boats to cross over from Bur Dubai to Deira has been AED1 but everything else has changed. The skyline along the bank of this creek , the walk along the souk both on the Deira side and the Bur Dubai side is changing day after day......but friendly greeting of the boat man and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to experience something unique in Dubai, something traditional, other than the new and modern building and shopping malls.I strongly recommend you take time to do a Abra trip (Cost 1 AED!!!!) crossing the creek. This is traditional way to connect both sides of Dubai (Old and New) which is called Deira (Old Dubai) and New (Bur-Dubai). On... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crossing Daira to Burdubai or either way, it is superb and take only one dirham. but experience is must and very plesant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short distance. Basically crossing the creek using abra in about 5 min time. If you happen to pass by then can give it a try.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great experience crossing the water to the Deira part of the City. At first I was scared but overcame the fear. great experience.

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

I liked the place but not so much as its too much crowded place and people are throwing the eateries and plastics in the water near the deck.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Abra means Boat....which is convenient & cheapest mode of transport if you just want to go across dubai creek....they mainly connect Deira and Bur Dubai....best time to go for ride is sunset.....

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This boat service is superb if looking to explore the olden Arabian times. They charge just 1 dirham and you can travel in the open diesel run boats. One needs to be careful about the safety as it is totally open and there are no safety precautions. Must take this simple yet wonderful boat experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely the way to visit the Deira or Bur Dubai markets, depending on which side you are staying in. At 1 dirham each way it is very cheap (about 25 pence or 30 cents on US dollar). Provides you with the opportunity to snap nice pics of the Dubai Creek, the other water taxis and larger wooden boats on it,... More 

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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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