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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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  • Average9%
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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 yesterday

Really interesting seeing the older and less built up area of Dubai that is much more traditional. Good fun crossing the creek.

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed yesterday

depends what you are looking for! this is an old transportation mean still used by all people until today! if you are a tourist you might like it, but there's nothing special about it to be honest! but if you are looking to just be...More

Thank majdalusta
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ride is only 1AED per person and takes 5 minutes to cross the creek, Food and beverage outlet on the go upon arrival and departure of the Dock. Bur Dubai Abra Dock is in Bur Dubai area. Local trip with multinational people, majority of Indian...More

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took visitors to the Creek where they hopped on an Abra and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great value for money. Alternative way to see the Creek.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience at such a low cost but do listen to the driver as safety really does need to be noted.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 6 days ago

October 2015 we travelled it was beautiful. Dubai is mesmerising. want to go again. Still to see Abu Dhabi

Thank Sneha P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small Abras will give The real Emirati feeling..! Its very cheap cost only 1 aed per head for the travel. Its Safe not to worry. My favorite part is feeding the fishes on the way.. :)

Thank Charitha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

the ride of this wooden boat was very nice and the best thing it is cheaper there was option to hire the exclusive boat also which is best way if you want a private trip

Thank ricardo754
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to get a feel for what old Dubai was like. Very inexpensive transport to the other side of the creek, and great atmosphere around this area. There are many little restaurants nearby, as well as many local shops. Don't miss...More

Thank DudesAdrift
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not that exciting, it's not that quick, it's not that quiet, it's not that windy; then what is it? A great boat ride for 1 dhs ($0.27 cents). Actually 2 dhs because you probably have to go back any save up for your next...More

Thank KADubai
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.