Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Deira Old Souk Abra Station is an abra dock in the Deira area of Dubai.

It is located on Baniyas Road, just yards from Dubai’s famous Spice Souk. It’s also near the Gold Souk.

Passengers boarding an abra at Deira Old Souk Abra Station in Dubai
Passengers boarding an abra

Boats depart from the dock for Bur Dubai Abra Station on the other side of the Dubai Creek. The journey takes just five minutes and costs a measly 1 dirham (£0.23, €0.26, $0.27). Tickets cannot be purchased. The fare is paid directly to the driver. Nol Cards cannot be used.

View of Deira Old Souk Abra Station from the Dubai Creek
View of Deira Old Souk Abra Station from the Dubai Creek

Abras on this route (Route 1) operate from 6 am to midnight with a departure every couple of minutes.

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) operates an information kiosk near the dock. Staff is on hand to provide information and advice. There are also several stalls here selling drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.

RTA customer service kiosk at Deira Old Souk Abra Station
RTA customer service kiosk

The nearest Metro station is Al Ras Metro Station (Green Line), about 500 yards away.

Passengers alighting from an abra at Deira Old Souk Abra Station
Passengers alighting

The surrounding area is a busy commercial district. Aside from the Spice Souk, there are plenty of small shops, places to eat and drink, and other businesses.

Shops at Deira Old Souk Abra Station
Shops
Souvenir shop near Deira Old Souk Abra Station
Souvenir shop

To reach the Spice Souk just cross Baniyas Road, via the pedestrian crossing or underpass. To get to the Gold Souk just walk 300 yards up Old Baladiya Street.

Map

Map showing location of Deira Old Souk Abra Station.

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Map showing location of Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Details

Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Address
Baniyas Road, Deira
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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