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1 Dirham Abra Ride | Creekside, Old Dubai

"We are not makers of history. We are made of history." -Martin Luther King Jr.-
       How far can you 1 dirham go? Well, you can buy a bottle of water to quench your thirst. That's one thing. You can also buy a chai and pair it with another dirham worth of cheese samosa or a plain parata as your snacks. Not bad isn't it? And not so long ago, I can still have a waffle cone vanilla ice cream from Burger King but they doubled the price now after the implementation of VAT across the UAE. It seems like 1 dirham nowadays will not take you further. But what if you cruise the Dubai Creek via the traditional abra for just 1 AED? Why not!

       Payday has come so me and my good friend Florence, who's on the stage of recuperating from a heartbreak, who needed to unwind more than me, decided to try the ride en route to Rolex Tower where we plan to eat later on. We agreed to meet directly in Al Ghubaiba since we're coming from different places. Let's get cruisin'…
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