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Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Great way to cross the creek

Cross the Creek on an abra So cheap Make sure you have loose dirhams in coins to pay So nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Cheap and best

Abra is very helpful for people daily travelling from old souq and Bur Dubai. Journey through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Baniyas Road | Near Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank KentJulieb
Reviewed 3 days 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 Sinoy D
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. ..

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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 Yasmin Y
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
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Abra ride RTA is one of the best and combinations of 2 souks in 1 Place. Abra ride is connection between Burdubai Al Bastakia Souk and Deira Souk. Only for 1 AED. Which is accessible for everyone. Highly recommendable place.

1  Thank Etern G
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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 .