This is a must experience to do when in Dubai. This of course is not for the ultra luxury person. However if you want to experience and explore the old Dubai Souq, it is a great experience to cross the channel on the Abra.
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What a fun, cheap and easy way to get across Dubai Creek. It's made particularly interesting because you've got kids, tourists, business people, families, blue collar workers and everyone imaginable mixed in on this beat up little canoe style boat with with the expressed purpose...More
Just avoid the offer of a private Abra - unless you want a tour - and they are relatively cheap especially for families. It's just 1AED and quickly and easily transports you across the creek. You get a nice breeze but they can have bad...More
This is a nice way to get from one side of the creek to the other for a penny! Head for the docks and catch on of the public water taxis and cross over to the old part of Dubai with its Gold Market!
Abra is a small boat moving between Deira and Bur Dubai for just 1 Dhs. You will get to see Old Dubai as you pass.
Gives experience of real old Dubai. Great Boat ride. Could be more well lit and clean. But overall a great experience.
Our day out to the older part of Dubai was a good experience to see what this part of Dubai was like. However, it is good to experience BUT it wasn't a particularly fun day out. The souks aren't what I expected, they're quiet places...More
It is a different Dubai. Not as clean and tidy but with an Arabic atmosphere. For just 1 dirham you get a nice attraction (not necessarily a tourist attraction, since there are a lot locals). I would recommend it.