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Deira Old Souk Abra Station: Tours & Tickets

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Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Baniyas Road | Near Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 284 4444
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

This is my favorite place in Dubai. All these sellers take your hands and invite you to their stalls. Even if do not want to buy anything - you should go there. You can feel real soul of this city. They are trying to cheat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Marcin-PL-75
Reviewed June 6, 2019

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 on the Sightseeing Bus. The surrounding area is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank JonY1968
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

To cross the creek in an abra only cost us 1 dirham that is equal to 24 cent in euro. This was how we got across from one side to the other. Nice experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jetiamulligan
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Go to the gold souk area and take an abra across the creek. They take 16 people at a time ('cos that's how many lifejackets they carry) and whizz you across the creek. You get to see dhows coming and going and ships moving in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank David B
Reviewed April 25, 2019

This place is located at the edge of Dubai creek. You can catch a Ferry to reach Bur Dubai/ Dubai Museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mahesh9910
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Definitely not glitzy as most of the city ,but charming and gives one perspective of what is there to be seen beyond the skyscrapers and malls.Easy access to the abras/boats.The boat man will be more than happy if you tip them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 276milenam
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Enjoy a 5 minute ferry ride from Old Souk to Bur Dubai at just 1 AED. The boats are safe; and they operate every 10 to 15 minutes.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MalabS1
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

We got on boat to cross over other side. It was easy and cheap. Enjoyed the ride. You meet locals who are friendly. Good riverside to capture other boats sailing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Omi121
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Traditional old market and stalls with friendly shopkeepers. Colorful and atmospheric, with the call to prayer sounding from the beautiful Blue Mosque. No hassle. No problems Be ready for good nature bartering and you`ll come home with a lovely souvenir.

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 12, 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
April 3, 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
January 19, 2017|
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Response from rengrahn | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and, honestly ...safety is your least consideration. The congestion will be considerable .