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Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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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 30, 2012

visit the Textile Souk and then cross the creek with this traditional water taxi for 1 AED pp!
there are 2 stations on both sides of the creek so better ask which one goes where. many locals use it

1  Thank frikketz86
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The Abra Dock in Bur Dubai is quite an experience. You have to race down the ramps to hop into the abra. Remember to have your change handy.
There is also a good souk close by for shopping pleasure.

Thank Mahm00dV
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

If you like the souks this is the place for you, everything you could wish to see. For the Westerner the Docks is a place for you. All manner of ships to see and water taxis to catch to the other side. Full of life and things to buy and the Museum across the water. A must see when you are in Dubai

Thank Busychick1
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The wooden boat called the abra is a convenient and fast way of going from 1 side of the creek to the other side like spice and gold souk. The abra dock is alway busy with commuters.

3  Thank peterling1
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Take the abra from the fabric souk across the river to enjoy the spice and gold souk. A worthwhile experience.

There is almost always one available and you can return the same way,

2  Thank Louis K
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