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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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...more
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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This is a well organized and easy to use "Abra station" with the departures being so frequent that there is hardly any wait time. The cost is set at 1 dirham per person in cash to cross the Creek.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank StewartsVacation
Reviewed 2 days ago

A definate must do if you find yourself in bur dubai or deira. Got to be the cheapest, fun thing to do. Depending on which side you are you can access this after a look round bastakiya and the old museum, or after a good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Valtaldy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Alot of fun, cheap, easy, lots to see and then you can get off and enjoy the many Souk's to find a bargain and then enjoy the local cuisine and the many local kiosks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brownsindubai
Reviewed 1 week ago

For 1 Dirham each way this is a fun and easy way to go across the Creek from old historic area and old souk to gold and spice souks area or vice versa. Good photo opportunities. Peak times are a great time to just watch...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LiznReg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must, visit the souks and the creek and travel across the creek on an Abra. The experience will set you back 1 dirham! Travel from the textile souk across to the gold and spice souk in the traditional style boat.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Debs50view
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the Dhows cruise by and it afforded a really good opportunity to take pictures and videos of Dhows at work and the people going about their daily routines.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank russpei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love this. for only 1aed you will experience travelling by boat in Dubai. it was nice and relaxing. must rtry in dubai

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took an abra from the gold/spice souk. Quick ride, only costs 1 dirham per person. Cool experience and much cheaper than any other option or metro.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Romana G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming old boats taking u for a ride along the river or to the souk. Nice attraction for little money.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AlenaKlenot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better try this than wasting money on any cruise very cheap and get a true feel of Dubai creek and in addition you get to visit gold souk also

Date of experience: April 2019
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January 18, 2018|
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Response from SudhirKubal | Reviewed this property |
These Boats call Abra in Dubai. It's available behind Temple area in Bur Dubai or from Deira ( Another side of Bur Dubai) but not compatible for Wheel Chair. No problem for infant or toddlers.
April 24, 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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January 20, 2017|
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Response from Sahar H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take them; as long as you realize that the seats are like sunken benches. You step in and sit down. So you have to make sure you hold them down. The modern taxi is perhaps more convenient; but doesn't compare to... More