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Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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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 July 26, 2013

If you are interested in getting to know the origins of Dubai, then take a trip to the Creek and rent your own Abra (water taxi) to go up and down before you cross to the Souks.
One of my personal favourite parts of Dubai, it’s a historical part of the town and you can negotiate a fee with the captain, who will take you on a private little tour to see the old part of the city.
You can do the trip at different times of the day, at sunset and at night as it will be a completely different experience all together.
Go behind HSBC bank on Bur Dubai to get on the Abra and cross to Deira to visit the Souks.
Make sure you have your camera as there are a lot of photo opportunities, just remember to ask permission before taking pictures of people, especially local ladies and dress modestly.
If traveling with young kids, make sure to visit a toilet before going there as there aren't many clean options around.

4  Thank Tatiana V
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We travelled on the abra for the bargain price of one dirham. Great ride across the creek between the spice and textile souks. It was great to embrace some emirati culture.

1  Thank silva2010
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

we roamed around meena bazaar , had lunch in mini punjab there and then decided to head towards the abra dock, we went through narrow alleys and old buildings, asked around and finally reached this abra dock. it was early evening when we reached and there was a crowd there but the atmosphere was electic and nice. there was a nice wind blowing and people were just clicking pics and chilling there. we too went to a nearby souk, shopped for sum souviniers then decided to take an abra ride (which was 1 of th best decisions we made). Taking a ride on an abra is an experience in itself, and its practically free in 1 dirham :). we had our two children , a child buggy , sum shopping bags , yet managed to hop on an abra which took us to the deira side of dubai. there were sea gulls flying around, people on different types of boats waving , there was even a water bus transporting its passengers, a dhow, it was an adventurous experience which cannot be simply described in words. it was like one is living the life of a local by taking a ride on the abra. we enjoyed it thoroughly (even my kids)

1  Thank cassanova78
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I combined my visit to the Indian temple with a boat ride at the creek. Its a 5 minute walk from the temple to the Abra dock through the souk selling clothes and dress materials. You can hop on to a stationed boat and when the boat is full, a guy comes around to collect 1 dirham from each passenger. Its a 10-minute ride across the creek. Its not a ferry but an open boat, so boat ride in the evening brings with it the cool breeze and sunset.

For most people who get on to the boat, this is a cheap means of crossing the water. If you are a budget traveller looking for good experiences for a less price, I definitely recommend the boat ride.

4  Thank Soumya N
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Abra Dock near the Dubai Creek is the best place to go for a stroll in the late evenings. The Creek is lined with beautifully decorated dhows that offer attractive dinner packages. The Abra takes commuters across the river to Deira at nominal rates. The breeze and the seagulls flying low offers a beautiful picture at dusk.

2  Thank RemyaV
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