The main abra service departing from Dubai Old Souk Abra Station is the Route 2 (CR2) service to Sabkha Abra Station on the other side of Dubai Creek. The fare is just one dirham. Boats operate 24 hours a day. Tickets cannot be purchased for this service. The fare is paid directly to the driver.
Facilities at the station include a Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) customer service kiosk. The staff here can answer any questions about the abra service. There’s a small stall here selling snacks and drinks, plus vending machines offering bottles of water.
The Old Souk (or Textile Souk) is a traditional covered souk in Bur Dubai. It is one of the best places in Dubai to buy textile, fabrics, and souvenirs.
Walk south from the station and you’ll come to Al Fahidi Street, a busy high street lined with electronics, jewellery, and textile shops. Head east along Al Fahidi Street and you’ll come to the Dubai Museum.