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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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Great way to see theriver

We caught the ferry to and from the Deria Souk. It was a quick and efficient way to cross the creek. If you have the time, take the round trip tour. Great value at 1 drn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Strathfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We caught the ferry to and from the Deria Souk. It was a quick and efficient way to cross the creek. If you have the time, take the round trip tour. Great value at 1 drn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get on the lovely small taxi boats; they will give you a ride across the creek for a very budget price. I never get tire of riding on these small water taxis. It is fun and it takes you to the souks on both sides. Also one of the few budget things to do in Dubai.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short trip on "Abra" boat that took us to the other side of the creek. Very affordable , pleasant and interesting as we passed the old boats moored on the the other side. We took a walk through the spice market and ended up taking the metro instead of crossing back. It is one of the things one must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the cheapest and one of the most enjoyable aspects of our trip. Pay one dhs per person (we didn't pay for our 1 year old son), and have a nice 5 min ride across the river to the old souk. Lots of locals on the boat as well, and you don't need to make a reservation. Just show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dont miss the opportunity to cross the creek with " Abra " boats. Exciting experience to go to old town and visit the gold,textiles,spices markets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Takes us back to old days when Abra was doing critical service in this nations history !!! Nice to have a trip and to enjoy !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great way to truly experience Dubai. The journey across the creek was very cheap and very well organised. Definitely recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to say about the place, its a dock. Abra's pull in to collect people and pull out to take them to the other side....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very cool boat ride and for only 1 aed it's a bargain in Dubai that can't be beat. Great views of Dubai as you cross the creek.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Down to the old suq full of colourful stalls, people, spices,........the best part of old Dubai away from the moder city...a nice place to visit & take the boat crossing for 1 dirham......

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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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