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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
The Creek
+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed yesterday

We really thought we were being wound up when someone told us to cross the creek on one of the many small ferryboats was 1 Dhiram - but it was true. Just walk onto one of the small boats - sit down - hand the...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This ride was a bargain! 1 dirham to experience a traditional abra boat ride from one side of the creek to the other. We just got the abra back straight away as the souks really did not interest us. A lovely, short ride on calm...More

Thank Nisha P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to visit the gold market, this is the way to go...fun water crossing with all the hubbub of locals, tourists...a very pleasant brief trip and rather nice to have a quaint experience in this glass and steel city.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 4 days ago

Soak up the atmosphere in a creekside cafe & take a cheap Abra ride across the Creek. People are friendly so no need to worry.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago

So traditional takes you to the old days. We enjoyed it more when we grabbed some samosas and indian karak chai.. perfect snack for the perfect place..

Thank Bodourkhoory
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really cheap transport you can say. And with all the creekside the water Canal. a beautiful experience many traditional dhow boats experience old Dubai how they doing transportation It's bring you from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai..

Thank d J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheapest ride in town only one Durum, A must if you want to go to the Gold Souk or Spice Souk from the old town with all the Bazaar's on the key-side, a touch of the old Dubai, the views are brilliant day or...More

Thank alandjmiles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't miss out this fantastic journey which commutes passengers for DHS.1:00. Fantastic views of Old Dubai and Souq.

Thank Sibu S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic experience as it takes you back to the old days. Good for imagining what life was like before the skyscrapers were built... It only costs 1 dirham so it is almost free. But it can get crowded especially at night.

Thank theomaniguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a boat and its crew for a good tour on the creek. Children were delighted to be able to take the place of the captain for few minutes at the wheel.... the réflexion of the light of the sunset on the creek and...More

Thank Paul P
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
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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
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.