Abra Creek Crossing

The authentic way to travel along the water

The bustling Dubai Creek has been the lifeblood of the city for generations and continues to entice visitors today.

And for just AED1 (US$0.27c), you can hop aboard one of many traditional boats or abras to cross the creek that separates Bur Dubai from Deira, Dubai’s city centre.

The abras or ‘water taxis’ run every few minutes throughout the entire day across four stations along the creek. The first route goes from Deira Old Souk Abra Station (near the Spice Souk) to Bur Dubai Abra Station (west of the Old Souk). The second, much busier route runs continuously from Al Sabkha Abra Station (just southwest of Baniyas Square) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station.

Each abra holds about 20 passengers, with 150 working the two routes between Deira and Bur Dubai. Each journey only takes about 5 minutes. Simply buy a one-way ticket, or even hire your own abra for an hour to explore much further up the river. Riders usually sit on a central wooden bench for the short journey across.

Among the bustling abras, you will also see trade cargo, wooden dhows and the occasional ship moving across.

You can truly admire the spectacle of old and new Dubai from the traditional houses, towers and minarets that you pass by on an abra.

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Abra Creek Crossing

The bustling Dubai Creek has been the lifeblood of the city for generations and continues to entice visitors today.

And for just AED1 (US$0.27c), you can hop aboard one of many traditional boats or abras to cross the creek that separates Bur Dubai from Deira, Dubai’s city centre.

The abras or ‘water taxis’ run every few minutes throughout the entire day across four stations along the creek. The first route goes from Deira Old Souk Abra Station (near the Spice Souk) to Bur Dubai Abra Station (west of the Old Souk). The second, much busier route runs continuously from Al Sabkha Abra Station (just southwest of Baniyas Square) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station.

Each abra holds about 20 passengers, with 150 working the two routes between Deira and Bur Dubai. Each journey only takes about 5 minutes. Simply buy a one-way ticket, or even hire your own abra for an hour to explore much further up the river. Riders usually sit on a central wooden bench for the short journey across.

Among the bustling abras, you will also see trade cargo, wooden dhows and the occasional ship moving across.

You can truly admire the spectacle of old and new Dubai from the traditional houses, towers and minarets that you pass by on an abra.

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    Address : 32 3 A St - Dubai

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