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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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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
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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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

Thank gaurabganguly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank janeaO783MP
Reviewed 4 days ago

Abra dock has cheap boat ride which will take your to and forth the shore for just 1 AED. This place is maintained with it's golden old beauty of historical trading culture of Dubai.

Thank Harisankar_kv
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank sandy_travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the abra as part of a Dubai Walking Tour. This takes you from the Textile to the Spice/Gold Souks on the other side of the river. it takes 5 minutes. Easy and fun.

Thank Adamscrew2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the short crossing in the evening with all the bright tourist boats lighting up the creek. Great way to cross and a must do!

Thank Berkstraveller81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fun way to cross from the gold to the spice souk for 1 AED Nice to see the old city on the water lovely place to eat on the water on the spice side

Thank bigmacAntrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank nenoua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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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19 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
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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