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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the charms of the old Dow with sea breeazr brushing your face. I took my mum who's on a wheel chair with no problem. We folded the chair, and sat on the bench without any problems.