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Bur Dubai Abra Dock: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I don’t get it why it’s a must do thing when u r in Dubai. It’s just a normal transportation that gets you across the creek. The same for every country.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Eatsmilesleep
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can use it to cross the creek from either direction. On taking ferry at the place near Bank of Baroda, fare is just one AED. It was good experience. one can rease to Spice souk.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank explore_n_enjoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great way to cross in either direction - the fare being 1 dhm. Wonderful views across the water.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank FrostyRemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This traditional way to cross the river is really an experience. Because it is really another way, I personally have not expierienced before. you have good views to Bur Dubai and Deira and it is especially nice in the evening.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank juergen2572018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always take visitors to bur Dubai and a trip on the Abra. Usually from textile Souq to spice souq. It’s a great short trip . Very atmospheric, 1aed each. Getting on the abra is easy, wait until fully stationery to get off. Can do...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JMRS33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dubai is separated by the Dubai Creek which has on one side BurDubai and on the other Deira Creek. Take a ride for 2 DHS along side other passengers or hire an abra( which is a small engine run traditional boat) for 60 DHS for...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abra ride is one that you should definitely experience. You can take a ride towards Meena Bazaar or even towards Al Seef, the traditional abra costs around mere AED1 for one way commute. Sit back on one end and enjoy the waves and water...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dubai is known for it's glitz and modern buildings, thankfully there is a history and plenty of culture you just have to look for it. The Abra Dock is a great way of finding it, No waiting, as soon as the abra is full, it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For more of an authentic experience in Dubai jump on the old boats across the river and discover the souks.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Belindatp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite spot in dubai. These taxis are old traditional boats that either sit 20 people to take across the river connecting the souks. Such character. You can also hire the abra boats for private hire. For £25 you get a trip for 45 minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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.
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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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