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As the Dubai Metro starts operating only at 1 p.m. on Fridays, can someone please tell me what attractions (say, under AED 30) accessible by foot or abra from Deira open before that in January 2014? Thanks!

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Though the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are open, walking 10 km to it is perhaps out of the question... – Gnubie Jan 1 '14 at 16:44
What is "abra" where you say "accessible by foot or abra"? Some kind of bus? – hippietrail Jan 2 '14 at 2:31
Sounds like a Water Taxi – Karlson Jan 2 '14 at 13:52

According to these pages: Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet, some open places are:

  1. Dhow Wharfage - Open to the public 24x7
  2. An abra ride on the creek for 1 dirham
  3. Shops in Bur Dubai (Al Fahidi Street) are open for business until 11 a.m.

Additionally, the Route 8 bus runs along the coast to Jebel Ali taking 1 hour from end to end, from 5:30 a.m.

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