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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
The Abra boats take you across from Bur to Diera or vice-versa for just 1 Dirham, which a taxi would other wise take around 12 Dirhams. That's the cheapest thing you can possibly do in Dubai.
Plus, on the Bur side, you have brilliant souks...More
Abras are an easy way to cross the creek, and inexpensive at 1 dirham each way. But it’s even easier to rent a private abra - at 20 dirham - which still is inexpensive - equating to about $5US. It’s usually less of a wait...More
A trip across the creek by one of the Abra Boats is recommended, however you do need to be very careful getting on and off as it is cramped with not much room to move. A trip between the Spice and Gold Souks and the...More
As part of our guided tour we took the water taxis from the Abras to the other side of the creek to visit the Spice souks and the gold souks. Lots of spices including saffron which is sought after by many people. A good place...More
We used the dhow to cross the river to go to old souk. All along the way to the port, there are dhow boat for dinner cruise. Beautiful by night. Once you arrived at the end of the road, there is a tour desk selling...More
The best way to cross Dubai Creek is by an abra or water taxi. ... Crossing the Dubai Creek by boat is a popular mode of transport for many of the city's residents and ... Abra dock near the Spice Souk and Gold Souk.I had...More
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
air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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
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 the charms of the old Dow with sea breeazr brushing your face. I took my mum who's on a wheel chair with no problem. We folded the chair, and sat on the bench without any problems.