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Transport Using Abra (Scheduled Trips)

This service enables you to commute using Dubai Abra. There are 3 types of Abras in Dubai: Petrol Heritage Abra: It is a new Abra with a traditional design. This Abra has a petrol engine and can accommodate 20 passengers including passengers of determination. The Abra is equipped with the highest safety and security standards and provides the needed means for the comfort of the passengers so they enjoy the traditional Abra with a modern touch. Electrical Abra: It is an environment friendly Abra that can accommodate 9 passengers. Air-conditioned Abra: This Abra which can accommodate 20 passengers is known for providing the best ambiance throughout the year especially during the summer season. The marine station in Al Jaddaf is the first station that has a special building to provide this service from Dubai Station to Dubai Festival City.

Eligibility
All individual customers are eligible to benefit from this service.
Required documents
  1. Air-conditioned and heritage petrol Abra in Al Jaddaf station and Dubai Festival City: nol card (blue, gold or silver)
  2. Electric Abra: BOS Viva tickets from customer service centres at marine stations
  3. Petrol Heritage Abra in Dubai creek (Al Ghubaiba station - Dubai Old Souk station - Baniyas station - AL Sabkha Station – Al Fahidi Station): BOS Viva tickets from customer service centres at marine stations
  4. Petrol Heritage Abra in Dubai creek (Baniyas station - Al Seef station): ): BOS Viva tickets from customer service centres at marine stations
  5. Petrol Heritage Abra in Dubai creek (Al Wajeha Al Mayeha Marine Transport Station – Marasi Marine Transport Station – Sheik Zayed Station Marine Transport Station): BOS Viva tickets from customer service centres at marine stations.
Service fees
  • Petrol Heritage Abra: AED 2/trip
  • Air-conditioned Abra: AED 2/trip
  • Electrical Abra: AED 2/trip
Average processing time
  • Petrol Heritage Abra: 20 minutes (scheduled trip)
  • Electrical Abra: instantly
  • Air-conditioned Abra: 20 minutes (scheduled trip).
Service Centres
  • Service is available (All week days between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.) Creek.
  • Service is available (All week days between 7 a.m. and 12Midnight)

Petrol Heritage Abra

Working hours

Working days

Stations

Between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Between Saturday and Thursday

From Al Fahidi Station – Al Sabkha Station, Al Seef station - Baniyas station - Dubai Old Souk station - Al Ghubaiba station and vice versa

Between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.

Friday and official holidays

From Al Fahidi Station – Al Sabkha Station, Al Seef station - Baniyas station - Dubai Old Souk station - Al Ghubaiba station and vice versa

Between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

All Days

From Al Wajeha Al Mayeha Marine Transport Station – Marasi Marine Transport Station – Sheik Zayed Station Marine Transport Station

Between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Between Saturday and Thursday

From Al Fahidi Station – Al Sabkha Station, Al Seef station - Baniyas station - Dubai Old Souk station - Al Ghubaiba station and vice versa

Between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.

Friday and official holidays

From Al Fahidi Station – Al Sabkha Station, Al Seef station - Baniyas station - Dubai Old Souk station - Al Ghubaiba station and vice versa

Air-conditioned Abra

Working hours

Working days

Station

Between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m.
09:00 am - 12:00 am

Sat - Thursday ( week days )
Friday Only

Between Al Jaddaf station and Dubai Festival City

Call Centre
  • 8009090 (for more information).
Process

Through Abra stations

Air-conditioned and electrical Abra

  • The customer purchases BOS Viva tickets from Marine Station

Petrol Heritage Abra:

  • The customer tops up the nol card if available or purchases a nol card from the station to use the service
  • The customer taps the card on the nol machine upon entering and leaving the Abra.

Note: The customer can purchase BOS Viva tickets from Dubai creek customer service centres to use the heritage petrol Abra.

Validity

The validity varies according to the trip type.

What you will get

Transport using Abra.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must comply with the terms and conditions listed on the ticket
  • The customer must be at the station before the trip time
  • The route of the Abra is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions or for safety and security reasons.
FAQs
  • Question 1: What is the procedure if the customer loses his belongings in the marine means of transport?

Answer 1: For lost and found items, the customer must head to the Ghubaiba office within 24 hours. After that period, the office will give the found items to the police department (Emirates IDS or passport). In case of regular belongings, they will be kept at the office until the customer takes them.

  • Question 2: What is the procedure for POD Passengers?

Answer 2: 1 POD passenger can be accommodated per trip in Heritage/AC Abra per trip free of charge. They have to present the valid People of Determination card to the customer service agent before boarding the vessel. (Only valid on Commuter Trips).


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