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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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05:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Bur Dubai Abra dock

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place Here you can see so many original cargo ships that have been carry goods and spices all over the East, along with gorgeous cruise liners and yachts. Many beautiful high flying hotels erected along the quayside. That shows how Trade was before Brexit lol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To find anything in Dubai that only costs 1 Dirham is rare, so even more surprising that it was really good! After a visit to the Spice Souk, we used the Abra water taxi to cross the Dubai Creek. Good fun, takes about 4-5 minutes and great way to see some of the other boats using the Creek. Kids loved... More 

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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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