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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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+971 4 800 9090
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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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Definitely take boats across the creek

The boats that run between Bur and Deira are cute and a great experience. They cost 1 dirham, which you give in cash at the spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boats that run between Bur and Deira are cute and a great experience. They cost 1 dirham, which you give in cash at the spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing contrast to the new Dubai but for me this was the highlight. seeing the dock still active and playing a major part in Dubai life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should go on a romantic boat ride around Bur Dubai Abra Dock before sunset, the boats are all safe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place .. nice feelings you can get here ... many small; shops near by .. you can travel from one side to another side by paying only 1aed /person . ..sweet experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a wonderful way to experiance the Dubai creek and a cheap one to. The ride is awesome and the cheapest on across and sometimes the fastest once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Expect working boatmen, grumpy and they don't particularly like their customers but it's authentic and great value at one dirham! This is worth a visit if only to see old Dubai from the river. Go across to the gold souk, come back and walk around the renovated old district nearby. The river is also an amazing torquise green which I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the Abra water taxi for 1 Aed per person. It's a 5 minute wooden boat journey with great views across the creek and you get a small peek in to the day to day operations on the water. Stop at the other side to visit the souks and try your hand at bartering - good buys and great fun.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and cheap ride by small boat, it costs 1 dirham so you can try. From the boat you will see different kind of ships around and some parts of old Dubai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must do if you are visiting Dubai to Take the dhow cruise at Bur Dubai. It only cost each person 2 dirham one way and return another 2 dirham. The ride doesn't take more than 10 mins but gives a good view of how life used to be. *Best to ride during sunset*

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride across the creek for the small charge is fun. One warning would be that the setting on to Abra is a little treacherous when ever there is some waves or wind.

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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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