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Abra Driver

Abra’s will take you across Dubai Creek for a Dirham! Historically, the creek divided the city into two main sections – Deira and Bur Dubai. It was along the Bur Dubai creek area that members of the Bani Yas tribe first settled in the 19th century, establishing the Al Maktoum dynasty in the city. Whilst parking near to Bur Dubai can be a little bit tricky, it’s well worth it. The abra stations are a hustle and bustle of people and the ride across takes a few minutes but you’ll get to see a great view of the Creek, you’ll mingle with locals of all nationalities and the odd tourist and you will save time trying to get across one of the cities busy bridges. Try it, it’s fun and gives you a great excuse to visit the spice souk or gold souq, or just to have a walk around Deira to take in the sights. Close to Bur Dubai Abra station is the Creekside market and a few minutes further along – Bastakiya, in the opposite direction, is the heritage area which currently is being renovated and restored just close to the big Carrefour store – you can have a lovely sunset walk here at the side of the Creek and see some of the original houses from the times before oil and money. Try a romantic Abra sunset ride, just you and the driver, you won’t regret it.

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