We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Closed Now: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Open today: 6:00 am - 12:00 am

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
All photos (238)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dubai creek”(11 reviews)
“ferry ride”(2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in Dubai on a Budget
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Baniyas Road | Near Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 284 4444
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Deira Old Souk Abra Station
from USD 85.46
More Info
from USD 44.00
More Info
Reviews (229)
Filter reviews
114 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dubai creek traditional boat ferry ride gold market shawarma spice market heritage village fun experience a lot of fun an amazing experience boats abras kaftans 1aed engine souvenirs trading
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 114 reviews
Reviewed today

Nice for a walk, a different place than the most of Dubai, withouth the skyscrapers. Nice for a walk, some souvenirs, but be prepared to bargain with the sellers.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

forget expensive cruises, water taxis or locally called “abras” are the best way to cross Dubai creek.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nashaltaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must to visit, amazing experience. You can ride the abra which is the old boat traditionally used in Dubai. Deira and Burjuman connection for just 1dirham its worth your money. You get to see the landscape of old city of Dubai.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shaula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took one of the many water taxis across to here, which was a lot of fun. It is worth the visit, very pretty, and has the air of the original Dubai about it...but if you're like us you can only stay in the area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dude_76125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crossing the creek for only DHS 1! That's incredible. You save the time and money to do the crossing by car! Lots of shops and good rates on the other side! Great!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zubeir22
Reviewed 29 January 2019

This is a basic place but one of the best experiences in Deira. The Abra ride to Bur Dubai is short, not more than 10 minutes, but it's a wonderful experience crossing the creek in the old open boats. You can feel the cool wind...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

This place is just amazing to visit. If your the type who loves the crowded parts of the city this place gives you that vibe. It has an amazing character from the bazaar that sells tons of souvenirs to the people who work there and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janmcvee
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is not to be missed by anyone who visit Dubai. Make a visit to the Spice and Gold souks around noon and finish just before the sun is setting. Then make your way to the jetty right in front of the Spice souk and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank passionfruitsin
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We crossed over on an abra from Bur Dubai Abra Dock to Deira Old Souk Station. The journey was very pleasant and worthy of many photos. There’s not much else to do here at the station but rather than just take the boat but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Good place to hangout.. near to the waters. You can have a public boat ride with just 1 AED. Also dhow cruise available.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Harisankar_kv
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 614 nearby hotels
Al Buraq Hotel
57 reviews
.21 km away
Galaxy Plaza Hotel
21 reviews
.34 km away
OYO 117 St George Hotel
129 reviews
.37 km away
XVA Art Hotel
781 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11,178 nearby restaurants
Al Bait Al Qadeem
174 reviews
.11 km away
Creekside Restaurant & Cafe
92 reviews
.24 km away
Mazmi Cafe and More
48 reviews
.25 km away
Vasanta Bhavan Family Restaurant
17 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,864 nearby attractions
Bur Dubai Abra Dock
3,685 reviews
.44 km away
Dubai Creek
9,240 reviews
.19 km away
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
114 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
13 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
If you mean crossing the creek on one of the passenger boats, I say yes. It is safe because stepping on and off the boat is easy without any jumping or climbing involved. Once on board you can sit down. The ride is not bumpy... More
4 April 2017|
Response from rengrahn | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, Unquestionably you can find a variety of burj al arab/ burj Khalifah souveneirs. From perfume bottles, trinkets, paintings, shirts etc ranges in price and do be prepared to haggle. The spice and fabric souk are my... More
19 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from rengrahn | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and, honestly ...safety is your least consideration. The congestion will be considerable .