Abra, Dubai

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  • Abra by night.
    Abra by night.
    by IreneMcKay
  • Abra by night.
    Abra by night.
    by IreneMcKay
  • Abra by night.
    Abra by night.
    by IreneMcKay
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    Ride in a local boat

    by vpas Written Mar 25, 2014

    If you cannot afford to go for a Dhow cruise, just take a ride in a local boat bus called an Abra from the Creek area to the other side. It is just one or two dirhams per person and is a lovely ride with many opportunities to photograph and view the well lit skyline of Dubai.

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    Abra

    by solopes Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    More than a traditional transport, the filling of these boats and their "dance" from bank to bank is an interesting performance to see.

    By sunset, when the heat becomes bearable, the stronger colors and shades enhance the visual effects.

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    Abra crossing by night.

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 2, 2013

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    Abra by night.
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    We have crossed the creek by abra many times by day and it is beautiful. This time we also crossed by night which was also beautiful as many buildings are lit up by night. Price 1 AED. Just be careful not to fall in in the dark.

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    Abra Tour: Going around Madinat Jumeirah

    by LuluGirl Written May 31, 2010

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    The abra tour is one of the nicer, more romantic things to do in Dubai. It spans the Madinat Jumeirah chain of hotels and villas and lasts about 20-30 minutes. The dock for the abras can be found inside Souk Madinat Juemirah near Trader Vic's Restaurant.

    If you are a hotel guest of one of the Jumeirah hotels e.g., Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Mina A'Salam or Al Qasr, you get unlimited Abra tours or water taxis as some foreigners call it. If you happen to be in the area and decide to hop on one, it will cost about 50 AED.

    The views are amazing, the Abra driver can be very charming and belt of an array of fun facts about the areas you are seeing. Don't be surprised that at the end of the tour, you'd be searching for rates on one of the Jumeirah hotels, planning your stay.

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    Abra Trip on the Creek

    by Marmotte1 Written Aug 31, 2007

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    Cruising along the creek on one of those traditional boats is a great experience.
    The price should be negotiated, before you hop on.
    If it is too expensive for you, then just take the "public" abra which will take you from one side to the other in about 5 min. This costs only Dhs 1 per person.

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    Take a boat trip

    by PrincessMonja Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    Claire & my hubby-v romantic!! 2002
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    We love a boat trip and anywhere we go we always tend to go for a little cruise!

    We hired an abra outside the Heritage village, travelled along the creek to just past the Dubai Creek Golf club and then back to be dropped off by the abra station (on the side of the creek near the Gold Souk).

    Good fun - and a nice way to cool off in the heat.

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    Abra Trips

    by kuwait_david Written Nov 24, 2005

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    An Abra crossing the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira
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    Jump on an Abra boat to cross the creek between Bur Dubai and Deira. Dont be tempted into the hour long private tour. Any cab can show you the same sites in 20 minutes and from the much more interesting perspective of the creek side where all the loading and unloading of boats goes on, rather than from the water. Park at Bastakiya look around the traditional architecture and the small galleries springing up here, especially XVA. Wander through the textile souk before a trip across the creek and back again. Alternatively park in Deira and do the trip in reverse.

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    Abra, taxi boats at the Creek

    by fareleira Updated Feb 19, 2005
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    At the Creek you find this boats that are called abra, this way of transport across the Creek is been used since the first days and today it means work for people and a must see activity for the tourists.
    You can ride this boats to cross the Creek it's cheap.
    It shakes a bit, vibration from the engine!!

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    Abra boat ride on Creek

    by chizz Written Mar 27, 2008

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    Mum on abra

    By the Spice Souq in downtown Dubai you can take an abra across the Creek. Very cheap (1 dirham pp).

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    Abra ride.

    by euzkadi Written Nov 25, 2004

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    Abras are the crowded water taxis that cross you from Deira to Bur Dubai. The cost of the ride is 5o fils (half dirham), a nice and interesting experience.

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