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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“gold souk” (199 reviews)
“water taxi” (111 reviews)
“spice souk” (102 reviews)
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 800 9090
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very scenic view. Pleasure meets the eye.very historical and one could see the transformation with years that has gone by however still keeping ties with its past.

Thank Jamil S
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the boat ride, and for 1 AED each way, it is a must do if you are in the area.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Michellin star experience. For only 1Aed per way you get to feel and behave like a local and tourist at the same time. Very unique experience in this short boat ride. This is the kind of experience to come to the Middle...More

Thank ChangBoris
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like traveling, culture, and basically find the soul of the city you're visiting, the docks are THE place to go. It gives you a gorgeous view of the old Dubai. You can also visit the spices shops at the near souk

Thank Libby A
Reviewed 1 week ago

At only one dirham, it is the best bargain in Dubai. It takes less than 10 minutes to get to the other side of the creek but it is fun to see all the abras and other vessels. The souks sell trinkets and all prices...More

Thank rep99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 10 minute journey by water in local boats crossing between the two Bur Dubai and Deira. The small trip is definitely the cheapest in Dubai only one Dhiram for the entire journey. The experience is memorable and definitely recommended.

1  Thank Humzah9471
Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin recommended this, otherwise, we wouldn't have known. Loved it, as a different experience. Not quite Venice, but, not bad :-)

Thank R B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although everyone is typically caught up in the flashy parts of Dubai, Old Dubai has a lot to offer. You can take Abra rides for 1 dirham for example and get a view of the other side of Dubai and the Dubai creek.

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was really nice experience , a lot to see ,good for shopping and many good restaurant with reasonable rate.

Thank manuscaria72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I laugh when its called Dubai creek. Its bigger than some harbours. Where the dockside is, it really is a bustling hub of activity. The abra dock is a tiny portion of what the area has to offer. Or just jump on an abra and...More

Thank Michael M
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
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Nicola H
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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
20 January 2017|
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Response from Satish R | Reviewed this property |
best is to take a taxi... login to careem its similar to uber ...download the app.and pre book ...as you may have a shortage in taxi and avoid the que.