Boats leave the dock here for Sabkha Abra Station on the other side of the Dubai Creek. The fare is just one dirham. Boats operate 24 hours a day.
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.
Places to shop near Dubai Old Souk Abra Station include:
- Old Souk (0.1 miles) - Traditional market in Bur Dubai
- Spice Souk (0.2 miles) - Market selling herbs and spices
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Dubai Old Souk Abra Station include:
- Bayt Al Wakeel (0.1 miles) - Seafood restaurant in the Textile Souk. Outside dining deck with great views of the Dubai Creek. Good place to watch the abras.
- Mumtaz Mahal Indian Speciality Restaurant (0.2 miles) - Indian restaurant at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. Licensed to serve alcohol.
- Sherlock Holmes English Pub (0.2 miles) - British-style pub at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. Offers British pub food (fish and chips, shepherd’s pie etc.) plus curries and pasta. Opposite the Dubai Museum. Live music, happy hour, and ladies nights.
- Karachi Darbar (0.3 miles) - Cheap restaurant offering a variety of Pakistani, Indian, and Chinese dishes.
- Rangoli (0.3 miles) - Vegetarian Indian restaurant in Meena Bazaar. Cheap. Best known for its Gujarati Thali (platter).
- XVA Cafe (0.3 miles) - Courtyard restaurant at the XVA Art Hotel. Peaceful atmosphere. Offers vegetarian Arabic dishes.
Hotels near Dubai Old Souk Abra Station include:
- OYO 261 Remas Hotel Apartment (0.1 miles)
- St George Hotel (0.1 miles)
- Grand Nova Hotel (0.2 miles)
- Sun City International Hotel (0.2 miles)
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa (0.2 miles)
Map showing location of Dubai Old Souk Abra Station.
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Dubai Old Souk Abra Station
Old Souk, Bur Dubai
United Arab Emirates