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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great visit always and brings you close to the real life in dubai we dont all spend our time at brunches or going to posh hotels! For a few dirhams you can taxi acorss the creek in an abra and for a few more can...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can ride Abra so beautiful and I would recommend you this at night or during the winter, you can find restaurant in this area too

Thank Abdelhamid A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place to get very good prices and particular things you will not find anywhere else. What is a bit annoying all sellers trying to get your attention. You should bargain as much as possible for one item and then ask for...More

Thank Leticia N
Reviewed 5 days ago

The dock is easy to navigate and people are helpful. It also provides good views of the area and gives one a different perspective of the city.

Thank Ottilia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I tried it once.. very cheap. Just 1 AED :)) and fast...it was just too humid and hot that time but nonetheless everything was great...

Thank Espie T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its easiest and fastest cross over between deira and bur dubai along with good views of different parts of Dubai.

Thank DIckr66
Reviewed 6 days ago

A trip along the creek was fab. We took an abra just as the sun was setting. Just beautiful. The gentleman manning the abra couldn't speak English but was delightful.

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Abra Dock, Where you Get to Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai in No Time and With No Money... Well Almost. Just for a Dirham, You Cross the Creek. Good for One Time Experience or May be to Save the Time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

it only cost 1 dirham per trip. it is near the metro too. the souk near the dock, u can probably skip that.

Thank naihpos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quickest way to reach Meena bazaar from gold souk. Service is quick and safe. By road it will take a lot of time

Thank Ankurs99
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.