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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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Address: | Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 800 9090
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable...

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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Lovely ride

Though there are other means of transport but still I am in love with this kind of boat transport, I wish I had a home on the other end of the river where I could ride every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though there are other means of transport but still I am in love with this kind of boat transport, I wish I had a home on the other end of the river where I could ride every day....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice view for pictures and get to see how the local commute in Dubai. It is very intriguing to see how people sitting on the boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After all the glitzy malls and shining skyscrapers, it is so fun to visit the Dubai Abras and take a cheap little cruise across to the Deira Spice Souk. I love that the Abras are not just for tourists, but used to transport people of all kinds across the creek. The view is beautiful and you get to experience a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bur Dubai has lots of good hotels and abra docks are close by. he docks have the bur dubai meena mahal on one side and souks on the other. the ride in abra costs 1 AED . more functional than touristy. lots of small eateries and sheesha centers line the banks on bur side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an hour or so on a boat sightseeing on this lovely canal. Lovely lunch at the Arabic restaurant afterwards. All part of a flying visit to Dubai. I look forward to my return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one has two possibilities to cross the creek without detour by car, one uses the ABRA for 1 dirhem only for one crossing. from the old soukh or a litlle bit more down, its very easy and works perfectly all day long

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky we had an abra just for two, because of our fantastic guide . That made the trip special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going on the Abra .Its a fun way to get from Deira to Bur Dubai in minutes and it is dirt cheap. The big towering buildings looking down on the small wooden boats create a beautiful contrast of "old meets new."

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just rode across the creek as part of a sightseeing tour. It was a really short and smooth (!) ride. A pleasant experience all in all. Practical if you want to visit the spice and gold souks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best way to travel from Al Ghubaiba City Centre (if you have a shopping agenda) to Deira markets including the Deira gold souk. The trip just costs 1 aed for a 1 way trip and it is a fun and an enjoyable ride

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Staying in The Creek

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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 air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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