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“Creek Crossing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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$69.59*
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5-Star Premium Rustar Dhow Cruise Dubai
Ranked #14 of 386 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Creek Crossing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great way to travel across the creek to visit Bur Dubai, takes you straight to the souks. Very cheap crossing, i think it was about 50p

Visited October 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Do Not Miss This Boat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Don't be afraid, climb aboard, pay one dirham and set across the creek. Or, pony up a few extra bills and rent an abra for yourself and friends. A cool way to life on the creek and make it across to the other side.

Visited October 2012
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Oslo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Going back in time :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

These small wooden dhows cost only 1 Dhs for a journey across Dubai Creek. These operate quite often and take less than 5 mins to get to the other side. Extremely recommended for touristst doing Bur - Deira - Bur.
Tip: try to study the sun and the direction and make sure you sit in the side that you get shade for the whole ride!

Visited October 2012
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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

A fun way to get across Dubai Creek! At rush hour especially it is an interesting way to be involved in the culture of the city.

Visited October 2012
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Buckinghamshire
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“Great way to get across the creek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Don't be scared on travelling on one of these - they don't look very safet but are a great and cheap way to get from one side of the creek to the other. Also worth going on a private trip on one along the creek but make sure you negotiate a good price.

Visited October 2012
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