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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
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 12:00
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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cheap and convenient

This is an amazingly cheap way to get from bur Dubai to Deira. We stayed at the Arabian courtyard hotel in Bur Dubai and the Abra dock was 2 to 3 minutes walk away. The fare of 1... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazingly cheap way to get from bur Dubai to Deira. We stayed at the Arabian courtyard hotel in Bur Dubai and the Abra dock was 2 to 3 minutes walk away. The fare of 1 dirham and the speed and convenience made this the ideal way of getting to the shopping area of the gold souk and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Experiences like these are what I love about places. A 5 minute boat ride from one side of Bur Dubai to Gold Souk in an abra. I think we paid just 1 Dirham per person. The real traditional sight and sound of Dubai. In fact do not waste money on the over hyped & super expensive Dubai Dhow cruise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip. Only 1AED, you get on, the boatman walks round collecting the money or taps share on the central part of the boat, then you all hand him your money! Best to have the correct coin but they will give change. Great to be part of Dubai Creek life, watch the world go by and sit there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this as a cheap transport and brilliant views at the same time. Can cross to Bur dubai or Deira for just 1 Dirham.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was happy to see that there's still something left of the old Dubai. You should miss the opportunity to cross the creek for a bargain. If you come from Dubai Mall, then take the red metro line to Khalid Bin al Waleed station and change to the green line. Stop at Al Ghubaiba and walks the short distance to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its worth visiting if you're tired from seeing gold souk, and wanna go the the old part of Dubai, there'se cheap trip 1AED to the other side

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to travel to the Souks. Kids loved the boat ride and the Souks themselves are well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the Abra to the souk at the creek and really enjoyed the experience. People were friendly and a crossing cost 1UAE per person

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots if seagulls to feed:)Lovely ride specially during azan after sunset.You can get a coconut from a kiosk before you go to the boat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cheap and cheerful and an authentic way to travel across the creek. Its both lovely to travel in during the day but also at night.

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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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