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Transport Using Abra

This service enables you to benefit from scheduled commuter and tourist trips within the water bodies inside the city. There are three distinctive vessels providing this service depending on operation status and conditions: Petrol Abra, Hybrid Abra and Electrical Abra that have the following characteristics: 20 passengers including 1 wheelchair on board the Petrol Abra and Hybrid Abra, and 9 passengers on board the Electric Abra. A small deck to enjoy the open sea view and scenery, and take pictures. Heritage design to experience the culture and history.

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Eligibility
All individual customers are eligible to benefit from this service.
Required documents
  1. Abra ticket or nol card (with a minimum balance of the full trip)
Service fees
  • AED 2/stop
Process time

Through marine stations

  • To purchase the ticket: instantly
  • Varies according to the departure and arrival as per the schedule.

Through website/online tickets

  • To purchase the ticket: instantly
  • Varies according to the departure and arrival as per the schedule.
Website
Marine Stations

Marine Stations

CR3: Baniyas – Dubai Old Souq

Season

Operation Timing

Frequency

Winter

(1st of September – 31st of March)

Sat to Thu

7:00- 21:55

Friday

10:00 – 23:55

Saturday to Thursday

Every 40 mins from 7:00 - 17:00

Every 20 mins from 17:00 - 20:00

Every 30 mins from 20:00 - 22:00

Friday:

Every 30 mins from 7:00 - 16:00

Every 15 mins from 16:00 – 21:30

Every 30 mins from 21:30 – 23:55

Summer

(1st of April – 31st of August)

Saturday to Thursday

7:00- 22:30

Friday

10:00 – 23:50

Saturday to Thursday

Every 40 mins from 7:00 - 17:30

Every 20 mins from 17:30 – 21:30

Every 30 mins from 21:00 - 22:30

Friday:

Every 30 min from 10:00 – 17:00

Every 20 min from 16:00 – 21:00

Every 30 min from 21:00 – 23:50

Ramadan, Holidays and special events

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

CR5: Al Sabkha – Al Fahidi – Deira Old Souq

Season

Operation Timing

Frequency

Winter

(1st of September – 31st of March)

Saturday to Thursday

8:00- 22:30

Friday

10:00 – 23:30

Saturday to Thursday

Every 40 mins from 7:00 - 17:00

Every 20 mins from 17:00 - 20:00

Every 30 mins from 20:00 - 22:00

Friday:

Every 30 mins from 7:00 - 16:00

Every 15 mins from 16:00 – 21:30

Every 30 mins from 21:30 – 23:55

Summer

(1st of April – 31st of August)

Sat to Thursday

7:00- 22:30

Friday

10:00 – 23:50

Saturday to Thursday

Every 35 mins from 7:00 – 17:00

Every 20 mins from 17:00 – 20:30 (average)

Every 35 mins from 20:30 – 22:30

Friday:

Every 30 min from 10:00 – 18:00

Every 20 min from 16:00 – 22:00 (average)

Every 30 min from 22:00 – 23:30

Ramadan, Holidays and special events

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

CR6: Baniyas – Al Seef

Season

Operation Timing

Frequency

Winter

(1st of September – 31st of March)

Saturday to Thursday:

7:30- 22:45

Friday:

10:00 – 1:00 (after midnight)

Saturday to Thursday:

Every 30 mins from 7:30 – 16:30

Every 15 mins from 16:30 - 21:30

Every 30 mins from 21:30 - 22:30

Friday:

Every 30 mins from 10:00 - 15:00

Every 20 mins from 15:00 – 17:00

Every 10 mins from 17:00 – 23:00

Every 20 mins from 23:00 – 01:00 (After midnight)

Summer

(1st of April – 31st of August)

Sat to Thursday:

8:00 – 22:30

Friday

10:00 – 00:00 (midnight)

Saturday to Thursday:

Every 30 mins from 8:00 – 17:00

Every 20 mins from 17:00 – 21:00

Every 30 mins from 21:00 – 22:30

Friday:

Every 30 mins from 7:00 - 16:00

Every 15 mins from 16:00 – 21:30

Every 30 mins from 21:30 – 23:55

Ramadan, Holidays and special events

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

BM2: DFC – Jaddaf

Season

Operation Timing

Frequency

Winter

(1st of September – 31st of March)

Saturday to Thursday:

7:00 – 00:00 (midnight)

Friday:

8:00 – 00:00 (midnight)

Saturday to Thursday:

Every 20 mins from 7:00 - 15:00

Every 10 mins from 15:00 – 00:00 (during high demand when demand is low it will be back to 20 mins)

Friday:

Every 20 mins from 8:00 - 15:00

Every 10 mins from 15:00 – 00:00 (during high demand when demand is low it will be back to 20 mins)

Summer

(1st of April – 31st of August)

Ramadan, Holidays and special events

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

To be announced before the occasion via newspapers

Process

Through website/ online tickets

  • The customer purchases the ticket through the website.
  • The customer shows the ticket to the deckhand to validate the ticket before boarding and after arrival.

Through marine stations

  • The customer purchases the ticket or uses their nol card (in case the card balance is not sufficient, the customer is required to top up their card with the cost of the full trips)
  • The customer shows it to the deckhand to validate the ticket or tap the nol card on the validator before boarding and after arrival.
Average waiting time
  • Varies according to the scheduled trips.
Validity
  • nol card: 5 years
  • Station tickets: 1 day
  • Online tickets: 1 day
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 Marine 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.
  • The customer might be fined or subjected to a violation fee in case of misconduct as per the violation and fines list.
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 if the customer found the belongings of another passenger on the vessel?

Answer 2: the customer must report it to the deckhand/ driver or to the Ghubaiba office.

  • Question 3: What is the procedure for POD passengers?

Answer 3: 1 POD passengers can be accommodated per trip in Heritage/AC Abra 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).

  • Question 4: Can I plan my trip?

Answer 4: yes, you can plan your trip by using S’hail App or via Wojhati website.


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