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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 800 9090
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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 by 15-20 million passengers each year, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai is a memorable cruise in the water.
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must experience to do when in Dubai. This of course is not for the ultra luxury person. However if you want to experience and explore the old Dubai Souq, it is a great experience to cross the channel on the Abra.

Thank Mohamed M
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a fun, cheap and easy way to get across Dubai Creek. It's made particularly interesting because you've got kids, tourists, business people, families, blue collar workers and everyone imaginable mixed in on this beat up little canoe style boat with with the expressed purpose...More

Thank romadaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just avoid the offer of a private Abra - unless you want a tour - and they are relatively cheap especially for families. It's just 1AED and quickly and easily transports you across the creek. You get a nice breeze but they can have bad...More

Thank Dnaray
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice way to get from one side of the creek to the other for a penny! Head for the docks and catch on of the public water taxis and cross over to the old part of Dubai with its Gold Market!

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These old traditional abras are unique and a must to try them. Cost 1 dirham and this is also a possibility to see the town from other side. Many locals and some tourists are use them.

Thank zsszn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abra is a small boat moving between Deira and Bur Dubai for just 1 Dhs. You will get to see Old Dubai as you pass.

Thank Mohammed Saqib T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent way of getting from bur Dubai to Deidra and vice versa. It is cheap costing 1 dirham one way and is much faster then getting a taxi.

Thank mashraf42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gives experience of real old Dubai. Great Boat ride. Could be more well lit and clean. But overall a great experience.

Thank PraniB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day out to the older part of Dubai was a good experience to see what this part of Dubai was like. However, it is good to experience BUT it wasn't a particularly fun day out. The souks aren't what I expected, they're quiet places...More

Thank Nicolell98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a different Dubai. Not as clean and tidy but with an Arabic atmosphere. For just 1 dirham you get a nice attraction (not necessarily a tourist attraction, since there are a lot locals). I would recommend it.

Thank Anett S
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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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
19 January 2017|
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Response from Satish R | Reviewed this property |
best is to take a taxi... login to careem its similar to uber ...download the app.and pre book ...as you may have a shortage in taxi and avoid the que.