Abra on Dubai Creek
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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 73%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (49)
- Abra on Dubai CreekMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Nov 11, 2013
Catching an abra across Dubai Creek is a unique way of moving between the souk areas in old Dubai. Mostly local workers but lots of tourists as well. No tickets, but when the abra driver bangs his money box, you know it's time to pass down your 1 Durham fare.
- Abra on Dubai CreekMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
Short, sweet and feels a bit more authentic than the other tourism options in the city. A nice way to catch a glimpse of life along the creek. A must see if you are in Dubai.
- Abra on Dubai CreekMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
The only authentic thing left to do in Dubai is to take an abra across the creek. It'll cost you all of one dirham and gives you a taste of what it used to be like before the malls took over as the epicenter of it all.
- Abra on Dubai CreekMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Oct 24, 2012
Crossing the creek on an abar like the locals do was a fun and short little dubai experience for us. The ride is not more than 10 minutes, the cost is negligible (even for expensive Dubai), yet the memory of this crossing lasts a long time. This was really one of those rarer experiences while in Dubai where we were in close proximity with the locals who are not sporting expensive watches or sparkly jewels.
- Abra on Dubai CreekJul 05, 2012
For merely 1 Dirham you too can ride the abra. It's a fun, quick way to get to the other side of the creek. This is one of the traditional modes of transport for the Emirates. It's a must do while visiting Dubai. Enjoy the moment and the people watching! :o)