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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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+971 4 800 9090
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05:00 - 12:00
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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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Must see, must travel. For only one dirham. Superb and fast connection between Old Souq and city centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see, must travel. For only one dirham. Superb and fast connection between Old Souq and city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is a fully functional dock which is the easiest and cheapest (AED 1 (= USD 0,27) per trip) way to cross the Creek it is run efficiently (maximum waiting time is less than 10 mins) and used by locals and tourists alike It is a MUST when in Deira or Bur Dubai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very cheap and fun way to pass over the creek. It costs 1AED and you pay the driver direct on the boat. It departs from two places on each side of the creek. We went one way over to the Herb/Gold souk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1AED to cross the creek. Probably the cheapest transportation I have ever used. The docks are used for everyday life and tourists are welcome. Get on board and pay the driver.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small boat ride from the Abra Dock in Dubai Deira which takes you to the opposite shore at Bur Dubai, is really an old world charm..very cheap, short ride, enjoyable, just even for the sake of it, even if you dont need to go to the opposite shore. Available till late night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

take the boat to cross the creek. it costs just a dirham and it is a good experience and good views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can take these water taxis from one side of the creek to the other and make an exploring day out of it. The other side has The Gold, Spice and Perfume souk that are best accessed through these abras. It's a fun ride-sharing the boat with strangers and getting a view of Dubai cafes by the creek from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just as it says on the tin so to speak, it is one of the better and faster ways to cross the creek. Bouncing on the waves made by other boats and seeing highly diverse user base for the Abra is an amazing sight to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dubai can be as expensive as it can be with many highlights that will cost a fortune such as dinners and the famous wooden boats and more boats for a simple ride. At the Abra dock you will use this boat to go from one side of the river to the other. This is standard transportation for all low income... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a taste of the old world, of which there is not much in Dubai. In a city of modern wonders, this is a throw back in both culture and safety. It is funny watching people jump on a piece of wood with no safety features and dart across a crowded river. If you cannot swim, this is risky...... More 

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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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