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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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“gold souk”(187 reviews)
“spice souk”(80 reviews)
“both sides”(60 reviews)
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...more
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Traveling thro Abra (small boat) is a really different experience and its very cheap travel too especially those who love bargain shopping and visit the Old Dubai (Deira market and Burdubai Cloth market)

Thank JAC072
Reviewed 4 days ago

A reasonable way to be on the River and see the local sights - up close and personal - and comfortable.

Thank JanN216
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed our ride and a great way to get around. The Abra is a cheap way to get around and get to the gold souk. It gives you a sense of the culture so try it at least once.

Thank Charl0tte2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

Classic heritage style old dubai building which is great for the family and guests to go and appreciate the beauty of this lovely city

Thank Neelabja C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful and historical place to see and purchasing different type of spices and souvenirs. There is a boat service from creek to Bur Dubai.

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to experience the cultural side of Dubai. Take a stroll along the Dubai creek and visit the textile, gold and spice souks.

Thank TAD1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very time saving, economical and environment friendly way of travel between 2 parts of Dubai city and specially the market on both the sides.

Thank ImtiazKhatri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Abra boat connects Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai. For only 1 dirham you get to experience this famous water way on The Dubai Creek, a potential UNESCO world heritage site. The surrounding spice and food shops offer the traditional trading route of Dubai. Do...More

Thank Kamakazi786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride to the gold souk was pretty nice. The little boats and the whole dock area is pretty cool. It's got some some restaurants near to the dock as well. We only took this ride at night time. Next time when we visit Dubai,...More

Thank SERAN78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a pretty cool ride, but it is fairly short. It is not the most comfortable but it is unique, fast, there are great views, and the cheapest way to get across the water at 1 AED per person.

Thank Derek S
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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
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18 January 2018|
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Response from SudhirKubal | Reviewed this property |
These Boats call Abra in Dubai. It's available behind Temple area in Bur Dubai or from Deira ( Another side of Bur Dubai) but not compatible for Wheel Chair. No problem for infant or toddlers.
Nicola H
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
Shweta M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Sahar H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take them; as long as you realize that the seats are like sunken benches. You step in and sit down. So you have to make sure you hold them down. The modern taxi is perhaps more convenient; but doesn't compare to... More