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Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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Ranked #16 of 413 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Cheap and easy way to cross the creek. Part of the real Dubai experience.

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

A really cheap and fun way to get across the Dubai creek on the old wooden boats. Only costs 1 Durham! Amazing views of Dubai creek from the abras. Good way to get across to the old Dubai.

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

The Abra taxis can be taken from the banks of either Bur Dubai or Deira. It is an inexpensive medium of transport. These are the banks where Dubai had begun its destiny to match or in some cases exceed the best in the world.

Thank Abdullah C
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Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

The hotel grounds are zig zagged with narrow canals and an abra (narrow boat with a driver sitting in the middle) gently sails throug.
The architecture imitates old Arabian buildings. It sails past open air theatre, restaurants and shops on the complex as well as provides unobstructed view of the iconic 'sail' building.

It is a nice and relaxing 15 min ride, but you will not be culturally poorer if you don't take it. It has 'attraction' value only.
I have enjoyed it and I am glad that I took abra.

Thank CamilleWW
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

In the moder Dubai it is rare to find Authentic places like The Abra, a unique experience to blend and experience the Old days of Dubai

Thank Fouad M
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