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About Dubai Abra

Abra comes from the Arabic verb “abara” which means to cross. Take a ride on the Dubai Abra, the city’s most traditional mode of transport. For centuries, it has remained one of Dubai’s most frequented modes of transport, making it the symbol of the city ’s history and heritage. Today there are different types of Abras in service:

Motorized traditional abra

The most popular mode of transport for cruising around the Dubai Creek. A fleet of 148 motorized Abras means that there’s always one ready to take you from Deira to Bur Dubai or vice versa. Each of these vehicles seat up to 20 passengers. An hourly rental charter package is also available.

Motorized traditional abra Maps for motorized traditional abra


  • Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa (6.00 am – 12.00 am)
  • Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa (24 hour service)

    Fare (Payment with cash)

  • AED 1 per passenger, per trip
  • The Abra can be booked as a private charter for cruising across the Creek for AED 120 per hour

Air-conditioned Abra

Combining the style of a traditional Abra and the latest technologies, this abra ride makes for a comfortable cruise in a fully air-conditioned environment. Sit back and travel along the Creek Metro Station via your favourite stores, restaurants and cafes in Dubai Festival City.

Air-conditioned Abra Maps for Air-conditioned Abra


  • Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (CR6)
  • Everyday – 7:00 am to 12:00 am

    Abra frequency - Every 10 minutes

  • AED 2 per person per trip in one direction

Petrol abra

A modern take on the traditional Abra. The latest technology makes it very safe and accessible for all the passengers, while delivering the traditional Abra experience. The petrol Abra also provides abundant seating capacity of up to 20 passengers.

Petrol abra Maps for petrol abra


  • Baniyas – Dubai Old Souk – Al Ghubaiba and vice versa
  • Baniyas – Al Sabkha and vice versa

    Operating hours

  • Saturday to Thursday
    7:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday and public holidays
    10:00 am – 12:00 am

    Fares (Payment with nol card)

  • AED 2 per trip

Electrical traditional abra

The environment-friendly Abra with a seating capacity of 8 passengers has become a tourists’ favorite for cruising along the city’s popular attractions.

Electrical traditional abra



Operating hours



Burj Khalifa – Enjoy a wonderful cruise along Burj Khalifa lake, home to the world’s largest dancing fountain. Enjoy stunning views and vibrant sounds from the heart of Downtown Dubai   6:00 pm – 11:00 pm   AED 65 per person Trip
duration 25 minutes
Global Village – Cruise along the Global Village’s artificial water canal with breathtaking views of the pavilion   4:00 pm – 12:00 am   AED 50 per trip Trip
duration 12-15 minutes
Al Mamzar – Enjoy the traditional Abra ride at Al Mamzar   4:00 pm – 12:00 am   AED 60 per trip
for 30 minutes and AED 120 for 1 hour