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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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“water taxi” (109 reviews)
“spice souk” (100 reviews)
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Check out these boats, can get very busy when the tourist buses arrive. Basically a quick sail across the creek to the spice and gold markets.

Thank ColX27185
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's just a short ride to cross the creek from one side to another. Fare is very minimal. A lot are patronizing this.

Thank mlm_106
Reviewed 3 days ago

From here the people cross the Creek where arrive just at the start of the souqs in 10 min. and with only 1 AED.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have seen all flashy and air conditioned transport of Dubai, you should also try the local charm - Abra. Take AED 1 ride in one of this abra to cross the creek. Its local transportation system, tourist are always welcome.

Thank Spurkait
Reviewed 5 days ago

they are charging you only AED1 per person and you can go to gold souq and spice souq from here . good service but not friendly staff at all they dont speak English.

Thank Manesh U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't book on any type of tour just take out a one dirham coin (20p) and hop on an abra (traditional wooden boat) to cross from one side of the creek to the other. It'll take about ten minutes, and you'll travel with people from...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite small. Entire Bur Dubai had a lot of hype. It took longer to taxi there, than I actually spent in the area.

Thank TravelingMel_33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to the abra dock and take a cheap ride to the other side of the creek & back. The abra takes 20 passengers and departs when it is full. Still used by many as a regular transport from one side of the creek to...More

Thank DXB_Mike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bra across to old Dubai. The cost is only 1 AED each way and takes about 10 minutes. It takes you to old Dubai with the quaint streets and markets -souks that yo can walk around and buy some souvenirs. It does...More

Thank MariseD2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossing the creek by abra is a proper touristy thing to do. It costs pennies (and you'll think you have been over charged !) but its good fun.

Thank David M
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
20 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.