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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Open Now: 05:00 - 12:00
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“spice souk”(87 reviews)
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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...more
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| Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Such a different experience compared to the modern glitz of much of Dubai-taking the Abra boat is a must part of your holiday.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CheshireSammi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old City best approached by Boat / Launch or by Dubai Metro. The water front is beautiful by night with glittering lights, but day too has its own beauty. The bazaar has a variety of clothing, shawls, trinkets, spices and many many more. A place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mahinda W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the cheapest and quickest way to cross the creek in order to visit the old city Deira and the three souks (gold, spice and perfume). The boats are old and tranditional and the place looks like Venice. It is a very relaxing experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KonstantiaM2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We crossed the Dubai Creek from Dur Dubai Station to Deira Old Souk Station on a traditional abra. These boats are known as Water Taxis and is the authentic way to travel on the water. A wooden boat holding about 20 passengers sitting on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is really a good experience to have a small ride in Abra through creek in just one Dheram . This is the only place where you find yourself amount the local residents.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ANIL888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece saw this ship next to the Bur Dubai mandir and wanted to just hop on the same. Ship was a big affair. So by walk we went to the back of Meena bazar to hop on a small boat with fare as low...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Aruna0612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should try this typical way of travelling in Dubai. Mix with locals and tourist and enjoy views over the water. Both during the day and at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zbigniew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking an Abra from one side to the other is so cheap it's not worth missing out even if it's just to tick it of the list . Just make sure you don't have food as the seagulls will be out to get you

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zehn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the cheapest and quickest way to cross from one side of the creek to the other It costs just 1 dirham each for this water taxi It’s an experience

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank butterflydiva7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even tho the boats were pretty old and you could actually smell the diesel, the abra were actually pleasent. It was very cheap to travel and the environment was good

Date of experience: December 2018
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18 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.
Nicola H
24 April 2017|
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Response from mpundalik | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire
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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