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“Try the abra for 1 AED across the river to spice souk. Be careful of the other abras who try to overcharge”

Deira Old Souk Abra Station
Ranked #58 of 358 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 abra in winter or after 4pm as it is very hot and the souk is outdoors. You must haggle wherever you go, do not accept the prices at face value, ever. Always offer 70% off the price in regards to the souk. They prey on gullibility. This is the old part of Dubai not glamourous but like anywhere the older the more interesting.

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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
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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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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

One of my Favorite trips in Dubai .. to pass by the gold Souk, spices Souk and old Souk .. plus having the public transportation crossing the creek with Abra was amazing ..

Thank 742yasminy
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Visited deira for shopping ,bestway to cross form but Dubai to deira is by boat you will that you are with nature,seeing the beautiful view from boat that will give you some positive vibes.

Thank syed21
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