Deira Old Souk Abra Station, Dubai

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  • The dock is located on Baniyas Road and deposits travelers from across the river adjacent the Spice Souk and a short distance from the Gold Souk. We had crossed from the Bur Dubai side, saving us time...  more »
  • A must do in Dubai. It only costs AED 1 for a traditional trip across the creek. A fantastic way to see the old part of the city from the water.  more »
  • Colorful place - perhaps worth a visit not to think that Dubai is only luxury and skyscrapers. These are the port areas near the Al Ras metro (there are a lot of wholesale shops and all the streets are soaked with the aromas of tea and spices), these are shabby ships in the port and heaps of junk, it is an Indian market on the other side of the bay. All this gives an unforgettable oriental flavor, which is disguised in the glass and concrete of modern Dubai. The boat itself does not inspire confidence - without sides and railings, any means of rescue on board, and seemingly "tired". But the charm is what. You can just swim across the canal with 20 local (about 5 minutes) or find guys who will arrange a boat trip on an individual abre for 30 minutes along the entire channel (price contractual - east still))) we paid 40 dirhams per person) we liked!
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  • Experience the more relaxed ambience and the real Dubai with lots of cosmopolitan vibes. Head to the Abra Stations clearly marked with Green posts along the Creek front. Queue at the Abra station posts clearly marked with different Gate numbers depending on which area you desire to cross over to. Just ask the men standing at the Gate Posts, they are friendly and speak English and will help you with which Gate you need to cross over from. You pay 1 Durham to cross over (make sure you carry 1 Durham coins for The Boatman) on the Abra water taxis. Pay the boatman after you take your seat. He collects the 1 Durham after his Abra boat is full of people. It’s all done very efficiently and quickly. Takes 2mins to cross from the Gold/Spice Souk side over to the Old Souk side. The Abra Taxis operate from early morning until late evening down at Dubai Creek. The best/cheapest form of transport to go back and forth on the Creek. You will be sorry if you miss this authentic experience!
  • This is a basic place but one of the best experiences in Deira and Old Dubai. The Abra ride to Bur Dubai is short, not more than 5-10 minutes, but it's a wonderful experience crossing the creek in the old open boats. You can feel the cool wind and look around the happenings around the busy creek. And it costs only 1 DHS, so it's also the best way to cross the water.
  • Amazing place!! Both day and night.. you can find some amazing treasures there... the only kicker is people haggling u to buy stuff especially their cashmere lol.. I love riding their ferry transportation.. it’s cheap and fun to be on!!!
  • Deira Old Souk Marine Transport Station (Abra) is situated parallel to Baniyas road. It is very close to Gold Souk Market (famous market for Gold in Dubai). I travelled from Deira Old Souq Station to Bur Dubai Marine Transport Station by Abra. The journey was smooth and very convenient. It is the cheapest way of transportation that costs 1 Dirham (0.27 USD).
  • It is a water taxi station located in deira, dubai. Here you can travel through abra other destinations
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