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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sharp contrast to the modern and hitech side of Dubai, this is such a step back in time with sea gulls, old docks and ships being loaded with goods, souks and street vendors, sounds and smells of the roots of this city - very authentic...More

Thank DeeCarb
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When usually I have a guest to the city I make sure I take them in Abra ride. As its one of the best experience I can give.

Thank myouha
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Reviewed 4 days ago

as the attendant opens the gate it is amazing to witness the Abra get full in a few seconds. never a shortage of Abras, starts early till late hours of the night commuting people across the creek

Thank Mysoda
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you bought a ticket for the hop on hop off bus tour on the Redline , you will indeed pass this area in Deira enroute. Note that your bus tour will include a boat cruise on the creek. Its +- 1 hour long. So...More

Thank Ezzaat
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A taste of old dubai! Perfect transportation for this old part of city. It works till midnight! We took it around sunset and the view of the city was really nice. Especially with flying seagulls on the sky!

Thank Maryam J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy, simple, not crowded and convenient to go back and forth to and from Deira (near the famous Gold, Spice and Perfume souks) to Bur Dubai which has plenty of shopping to look forward to. Don't forget to bargain @25 to 35 % lesser!

Thank TabrezNasar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this traditional old Dock surrounded with nice & economical shops, its heart of old Dubai, so you must visit this place & must go for an Abra ride even after decades the price of Abra ride has been not changed its still only...More

Thank sohailnazami
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in Deira Dubai and Burr Dubai. Super cheap Abra ride (water taxi) will take you from one side (Deira Dubai) to the other side (Burr Dubai) where all the cheap Souks and markets are located. Do it for the experience, you will not regret.

Thank Mehria_Afg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat taxis taking you across the river and a must in Old Dubai , run all the time so easy to hop on and off and feels so different from modern Dubai.

Thank sueelks21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much to this, but especially if you're in the Gold Souk, why not hop on an abra for the experience to cross the Dubai Creek!

Thank Chris_vonR
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scotlandsno1gal
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.
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Nicola H
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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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
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