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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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  • Average8%
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“spice souk” (80 reviews)
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This experience me very much of travelling on water in Venice. Very cheap and efficient. Care needed to be taken getting off.

Thank piwi43
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a lot of skyscrapers,here's a taste of the middle east. Cross the Khor Dubai on an old little boat along with locals ( read: pakistani immigrants, mostly) that live in Deira. A A Short and super cheap experience that will be a god way...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For just 1 UAE Dinar, one gets to live the locals way of crossing to the other side of the creek - short, easy way to get to the Gold & Spice souks!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take care about the business in the old souk area. The try to sell a stuff from China and Korea to the tourists

Thank reinerfoese
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I did a search online to find the best places to purchase souvenirs and the souks by the creek were suggested. We thought we were getting a deal because we were able to talk the sellers down and it seemed reasonable when...More

Thank Jaylon69
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossed the creek to get to the old section of the city , about 10 minutes for the trip costing 1aed. Arrange to have 1aed per person in your group . I presume the sailor do not give change . Stable ride in the motorised...More

Thank chandra772
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abra's are nothing but small boats which helps you cross the creek. The charges are 1 AED per person and the ride typically takes 4-5 mins. It connects burjuman (meena bazaar) to gold and other souks.

Thank Kush2609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the ideal way of crossing Dubai Creek as it is readily available and runs all day to within touching distance of the spice and gold souk on the Deira side of the creek. When we arrived it was just a walk on to...More

Thank Big_phil909
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during our last visit to Dubai and we just wanted to cross the Creek when one of the people working there offered us a bootride along the Creek and back in an Abra just for the 3 of us. The price was...More

Thank Vincent O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Old Souk Dock just as a huge group of tourists were boarding their boat. A guide noticed that we were not part of the group and asked if we wanted a private boat. It was about £20 which seemed fair to...More

Thank Julie G
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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
...More
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scotlandsno1gal
19 January 2018|
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Response from SudhirKubal | Reviewed this property |
These Boats call Abra in Dubai. It's available behind Temple area in Bur Dubai or from Deira ( Another side of Bur Dubai) but not compatible for Wheel Chair. No problem for infant or toddlers.
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Nicola H
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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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
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