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Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Traditional transport boats and scenic waters

Good place to hangout.. near to the waters. You can have a public boat ride with just 1 AED. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nice relaxing experience

A relaxing cruise in a traditional way, enjoying the creek and the scenery surrounding it. Quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baniyas Road | Near Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to hangout.. near to the waters. You can have a public boat ride with just 1 AED. Also dhow cruise available.

Thank Harisankar_kv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing cruise in a traditional way, enjoying the creek and the scenery surrounding it. Quite enchanting.

Thank ZOm999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For just 1 dirham (30 cents) you can take this traditional boat across the Dubai Creek. As a tourist, it is one of the top 5 experiences you MUST have, especially at sunset. It's merely a 5 minute ride, but it encompasses so much culture...More

Thank AnthonyPermal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cross the Creek on an abra So cheap Make sure you have loose dirhams in coins to pay So nice just to sit and cross with a slight breeze

1  Thank KentJulieb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Abra is very helpful for people daily travelling from old souq and Bur Dubai. Journey through the canal is also very nice. We can see old Dubai on the side. It's coast only 1AED. (They may ask the tourists for a single boat ride for...More

Thank sinudev
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Taking a boat ride across the river is such a unique Dubai experience, this is something you have to do when in Dubai, it only costs 1AED! The views from the boat are so beautiful, I highly recommend anybody to try this. ..

1  Thank ryanaspenmicom
Reviewed 18 September 2018

After you’ve seen all the shiny new buildings of modern Dubai, this is an interesting break....but still not that different from most markets...except the gold goods section.

Thank awinrm
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Must try the abra for 1 aed. As a resident i was surprised to see that a few feet along the guy was trying to charge tourists 120 aed for a round trip. So lovely tourists be careful of rip offs like this. try the...More

1  Thank Mariaduba
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Local (old school) way to travel. Very interesting. Deira old souk has a lot of spice markets near the station.

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best way to arrive to the Dubai Souks is by Abra. It's so nice to take the boat over the creek and then dive into all the little shops in the Souk.

Thank Niko_dxb
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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
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Ahmed M
13 January 2018|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
If you mean crossing the creek on one of the passenger boats, I say yes. It is safe because stepping on and off the boat is easy without any jumping or climbing involved. Once on board you can sit down. The ride is not bumpy... More
Khaled S
4 April 2017|
Response from rengrahn | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, Unquestionably you can find a variety of burj al arab/ burj Khalifah souveneirs. From perfume bottles, trinkets, paintings, shirts etc ranges in price and do be prepared to haggle. The spice and fabric souk are my... More
19 January 2017|
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Response from rengrahn | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and, honestly ...safety is your least consideration. The congestion will be considerable .