Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Deira Old Souk Abra Station
4.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The area
Neighborhood: Deira
How to get there
  • Al Ras • 6 min walk
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  • Annalize9
    Pretoria, South Africa26 contributions
    Day on Hop on and Hop of busses.
    We went on a Hop on Hop off bus. May place to Hop off. Great experience!! Good vibe! So much to see. See the people love there work they are doing. Love the Old and New Dubai!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,429 contributions
    Abra Across Dubai Creek
    The Abra is the traditional mode of transport in the region and is still used by locals for public transportation. However, for a tourist, it is a memorable experience and provides beautiful views along Dubai Creek. Unlike most of the modern city of Dubai, riding an Abra across the Dubai Creek is like stepping back in time and experiencing the Dubai of old. The cost is 1 AED, cash only. The Deira Old Souk Station is near the Old Souk and from here you can cross to Bur Dubai and explore the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum and Al Seef shopping and dining development which is a more refined experience compared to the seedy Souk area.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 24, 2023
  • interstate4
    Perth, Australia32 contributions
    Pestering souk owners spoilt my browsing
    Ok experience. Nothing spectacular about it. Old boat across a creek. Was ok for the experience. Now the Souks! Had they left us alone we would have gone into many if the shops and had a browse and bought things but the pestering and calling us “pinky” and “pinky chink” we are white Australian lol. Was off putting. I didn’t feel safe going into the little shops. They loose so much custom by pestering, Also having no Wifi we rely on free wifi in malls / hotel so getting an Uber afterwards was not easy. We found ourselves wandering along the roads to find a hotspot. Which took about 30 mins.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
    Just another pier
    It's not the most spectacular boarding point. That one is on the shore of Bur Dubai. But this is also interesting. There are a lot of abra boats waiting for their customers, while others are constantly going back and forth on the canal. The price of an abra trip is only 1AED.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 22, 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
It's not the most spectacular boarding point. That one is on the shore of Bur Dubai. But this is also interesting. There are a lot of abra boats waiting for their customers, while others are constantly going back and forth on the canal. The price of an abra trip is only 1AED.
Written December 22, 2023
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interstate4
Perth, Australia32 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Ok experience. Nothing spectacular about it. Old boat across a creek. Was ok for the experience.

Now the Souks! Had they left us alone we would have gone into many if the shops and had a browse and bought things but the pestering and calling us “pinky” and “pinky chink” we are white Australian lol. Was off putting. I didn’t feel safe going into the little shops. They loose so much custom by pestering,

Also having no Wifi we rely on free wifi in malls / hotel so getting an Uber afterwards was not easy. We found ourselves wandering along the roads to find a hotspot. Which took about 30 mins.
Written September 13, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
Nov 2022
The Abra is the traditional mode of transport in the region and is still used by locals for public transportation. However, for a tourist, it is a memorable experience and provides beautiful views along Dubai Creek. Unlike most of the modern city of Dubai, riding an Abra across the Dubai Creek is like stepping back in time and experiencing the Dubai of old. The cost is 1 AED, cash only. The Deira Old Souk Station is near the Old Souk and from here you can cross to Bur Dubai and explore the historic Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum and Al Seef shopping and dining development which is a more refined experience compared to the seedy Souk area.
Written July 24, 2023
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551ruth
Haifa, Israel6 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The boardwalk is a very nice area to have a nice walk in the evening and enjoy the creek breeze. There are coffee houses and lights.
Written June 6, 2023
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Jan 2023 • Couples
PROS
* This station is easier to find than the one on the other driver of the creek
* This is an experience- one of the classic activities to do in Dubai, as we travel like a native resident
* From here, we can use the famous and efficient abra boats, which are a convenient and frequent way to travel between Bur Dubai and Deira
* At this station, boats are departing every three to five minutes- almost no waiting
* See the Old Dubai and Deira skylines on both sides of the creek
* Experience the wide open waters of Dubai Creek
* The cost is one dirham, which is 30-35 US cents

CONS
* Not easy to find parking better either
* This abra station is immediately adjacent to the souks, and these neighborhoods and surrounding areas are very authentic and therefore are less clean and less esthetic than modern Dubai

“ I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… because I wanted to at least visit the souks once, and to arrive there via the abra boat.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Yes- the abra crossing from this station is definitely worth one dirham.

ADVICES
Yes- for sure do it, and please look at my “helpful” photos.
Written May 1, 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,921 contributions
Jan 2023
There has been a ferry between the old souk in Deira and Bur Dubai, the historic nucleus of Dubai, for ages. The waterbus between the two stations is a convenient service. It is used mainly by locals who work in the Dubai area and costs 1 dirham one way. Embarking and disembarking is a routine and is easy to blend into as a foreigner. In a way most people in Dubai are foreigners. So no haggling about a price like in Egypt or elsewhere in the Arab world.

When in Dubai I use the Deira station regularly as part of a daily walk along Al Seef to Infinity bridge and the Deira souk area and returning by waterbus (1 and a half hour).
Written February 5, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a simple station for Abra boats, crossing the small creek in northern Dubai.
Price of a crossing is a laughable 1AED (roughly 25 cents).
Written November 11, 2022
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LOTrips
Mumbai, India330 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
So we took a cab to burdubai but while returning a co-tourist nudged us towards the ferry. It was amazing experience, crossing the creek during sunset with full local flavour riding alongside us.
Written October 31, 2022
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,196 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
So, we weren't very educated in the water taxi system or abras. We started out at another dock and paid 2 dirhams for a ride across the creek to Al Fahidi. The only taxi we saw were newer and faster and were easier to get in and out. This was part of the public transportation system. We came back across the creek to this station and saw all kind of boats especially the ABC boats which were only 1 Durham and looked more authentic.
Written April 16, 2022
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FRANCIS P
Colorado Springs, CO680 contributions
Feb 2022
When you visit this area of Dubai taking a boat ride across the river is a must. This section of waterway is the main ferry point from one side of the river to the other. On the main side are the Gold & Spice souks. On the other side are tourist restaurants along the river. Food is good. You will also find the Dubai Museum and other historical points of interest. It costs 1 Dirham per person which is almost FREE.
Written March 10, 2022
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