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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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The Creek
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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 8009090
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Cross the creek

While walking in meena bazaar, i go straight to abra and ride a traditional ride crossing the creek to see spice and gold souk, well good experience...

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

While walking in meena bazaar, i go straight to abra and ride a traditional ride crossing the creek to see spice and gold souk, well good experience...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Abra Means Boat Service. from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai and Deira Dubai to Bur Dubai. just for 1 Dirham. they keep the Abra the way as it was old dubai . easy way to travel both places and saving money from Taxi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value at 1 Dirham a trip crossing the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira, and a wonderful vista early evening as the sun sets with the backdrop of the mosques.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On tour to the old gold & spice souk we cross the Dubai creek on a Abra a traditional boat cost 1 Dirham p/p only a short crossing. An authentic & unique experience the driver drove the boat with his feet, lovely views on both sides of creek small wooden hull boat worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the oldest mode of transportation is Abra located at 2 locations which goes to opposite side at Dera. One goes to spice market while other goes to Camel Pak Rolex Towers. The rates are quite cheap to travel in between and it's a fun ride if kids are with you. Must to do by tourist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are going to visit the Gold,Spice Souks this a must do, you can either jump on a river taxi for 1 Dhiram and go across from one side to the other, or you grab a river tour on the Abra its a brilliant experience catch the sights of Dubai Creek, the Palace and loads more well worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dubai creek was a refreshing change amidst our sky-scrapper filled tour of Dubai. After the Deserts and the amazing buildings we went over to Dubai Creek for authentic old Dubai experience. The Creek has a boat service which gets you for a low cost from one end of the creek to another. The calmness of the place was awesome. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As we sat in Abra, first I was little scared as I have water phobia, but later I enjoyed it a lot and wanted to get more ride on it. Its quite economic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Dubai for work so many times, but it took a trip with my family to finally get round to an abra trip. It's an easy walk from the metro to the dock, and the trip is very well worth the VERY small amount of money that it costs! It's only a few minutes across the river to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very short trip, but was a very good experience. No saftty garments as such, it's an experience to see this form of transport.

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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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