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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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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You should try the Abra Boat (boat ride) when you visit Bur Dubai. Its only 1 AED so why not. You can cross from Ras Al Khor to Al Fahidi and visit Dubai Souk.

Thank dxtchy
Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip for 1 AED is the best thing to experience in Dubai. Its a good way to kill time and enjoy the waters of the Dubai Creek

Thank Meet A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Experiencing the old ways of commuting around the place. The Abra is the old flat type boats they use to go around. It will only cost you 1 AED to hop from one side to the other. Lovely spot to take photos too of the...More

Thank doublemongos
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For 1 AED nobody should mind trying the Abra. This boat is a short 5-10 minute ride towards the other part of the city (from Bur Dubai to Souks - Gold, Spice and vice versa!)

Thank Mukul A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Crossing The Creek between the two oldest parts of this city is a fine way to experience a little of the history of Dubai. The abras are great, the shipping, mostly ocean-trading dhows are fascinating, and the docks are the keyhole through which Dubai operates.

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit burdubai market for some business work. After completing my work I stand there for like half hour n was seeing Abra moving and feeling the cold air. It was a great time.

Thank Akshay G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its the best and cheapest mode of travel/transport to the souks. It costs only AED01. As there are boats in abundance there is no waiting. You just have to queue up and in few mins you're seated in a wooden boat.

Thank ErangaDe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is one of the cheapest things to do in Dubai, but worthy. The abra will allow you to visit the gold and spices market while you share the experience that is pretty unique in the city.

Thank cahy b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great ride...was anticipating this part of the tour...booked this particular package because it included this abra ride...tour was very interesting. tour guide was very informative.

Thank juvidt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this experience. It costs one Dirham each way so make sure you have correct change. The ride is so charming and a must do. It's about a 5 minute ride with great photo ops. Don't worry about long lines as the Abras come...More

Thank KimRtravel
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
Can you still hire a private abra on the creek?
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
Shweta M
Can we take this boat with infant and toddlers?
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
Can you please tell me best and quickest way to get to Bur Dubai Abra Dock ick from the Port terminal as we are coming on cruise and do not have a lot of time Gill
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.