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“Ancient water taxi”

Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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$46.30*
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Dubai Tour by Land and Water
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$69.59*
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5-Star Premium Rustar Dhow Cruise Dubai
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$40.00*
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2-Hour Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek
Ranked #20 of 415 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.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is Dubai at its best, an old wooden abra that will take you back and forth across the creek of 1 dirham, nothing like it. try renting one for an hour at sunset go for a sail and watch the sun go down, perfect.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Cheap and fun day out! A great way to see old parts of Dubai. Haggle in the souk and buy holiday gifts. Eat local foods at affordable prices. Great relief from the gold bling of Dubai!

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

You have to see the old Dubai and its creek and you can not miss the crossing by abra, those traditional wooden boats that go back and forth from one side of the creek to the other for 1AED per person!! Quick, efficient, authentic and cheap!!!

Thank MissMarla
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Used as water taxi, you need 1AED to cross from the Creek to the souks. Funny experience and full of tourists of course

Thank oliveerpent
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great way to see the old parts of Dubai and see the souks. We also rented one for a whole hour. Take one about half hour before the sun goes down. This way you can see the beautiful lit up dhows on the way back. Great photo opportunities.

Thank kha7
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