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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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Address: | Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable...

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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Abra Dock in BurDubai being the oldest one having traditional wooden works. The wooden boat will take us to the creek and we can have sight seeing on the way and click photos.If... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Abra Dock in BurDubai being the oldest one having traditional wooden works. The wooden boat will take us to the creek and we can have sight seeing on the way and click photos.If you want to have a bit more advanced mode of transport, water taxis are there to pick you up to the creek. There in creek lot of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love walking around this area,with the hustle and bustle of the Old Suq so close by, not to be missed The walk up is lined with nice places to eat too.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bur Dubai is an oldest part of Dubai , meaning mainland Dubai. Filled with open markets or souks ( old and textile souk ) , perfect to feel the pulse of an old Dubai. In the restored Al Fahidi fort is a historic museum that displays history and heritage of Dubai. The fort was built in 1787. , and became... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Dubai specially in Bur Dubai you have to try this. Is only 1 (AED) local currency. highly recommended !

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Feel the pulse of the old Arabian night by travelling in an Abra - a small change as boat fee takes you for an interesting ride across the creek. Transport means for some and fun ride for some, one can soak in the culture of Arabia by this interesting boat ride.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of my first real "Emirati" experiences, seeing exactly how things were before oil was discovered in the region. Loved the trip and wish the creek was wider so it took longer!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dock is manned by staff, and you are assigned your Abra by these folks. Orderly and quick boarding. Sort of reminds of getting on one of the boat rides at Disneyland!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to take an abra across the creek, very busy and hot but worth seeing, the souks are very busy and no air con so in 40 degree heat found this too hot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the Abra over the creek to the Gold and spice shook here you have the old way of travel yeas ago the abra takes about 6 min to cross the creek a must try,

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nice to take it to view the gulf from inside Dubai, i think that it was the cheapest transportation way to move through Dubai....

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Staying in The Creek

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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 air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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