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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

Discover the charm of old Dubai in this traditional half-boat, half-raft. This is the most popular mode of transport for cruising around the Dubai Creek, a spectacular 14 kilometre stretch which divides Deira and Bur Dubai. Hop on for a glimpse of the soulful side of the city.


  • Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa (5:00 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 to the Creek Metro Station, after a visit to your favourite stores, restaurants and cafes in Dubai Festival City.


  • Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (BM2)
  • Everyday – 7:00 am to 12:00 Midnight
  • Friday 09:00 am – 12:00 Midnight

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 Heritage Abra - Creek


The best of both worlds come together in this modern yet traditional Abra. Equipped with the latest technology, enjoy a safe cruise without missing the traditional experience. Discover the traditional Fahidi Area, historical district Souqs and stunning mosques. Go on to explore the Dubai Museum and visit Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s house along the Dubai Creek, which divides Deira and Bur Dubai. Hop on for a glimpse of the soulful side of the city.




Timings and Frequency



Al Sabkha –
Al Fahidi - Deira
Old Souq (CR5) 
  Saturday to Thursday
7:00 am – 10:00 pm 
Friday and public holidays
10:00 am  – 1:00 am (next day)
  AED 2
Dubai Old Souq –
Baniyas (CR3)
  Saturday to Thursday
7:00 am – 11:00 am and 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday and public holidays
10:00 am  – 1:00 am (next day)
Al Seef – Baniyas

Sunday to Wednesday
7:00 am – 9:55 pm

Thursday and Saturday
7:00 am – 10:55 pm

Friday and public holidays
10:00 am  – 0:50 am (next day)

Timings in the holy month of Ramadan and public holidays may be different from the ones stated in this flyer.
For detailed trip timings or more information, please check at the customer service office inside the station.

Petrol Heritage Abra - Dubai Water Canal


Experience a combination of contrasts as you pass Dubai's modern skyline and the waterfall in a stylish Petrol Heritage Abra. And relax as you get to your destination, refreshed and ready to either walk or cycle through the newest area in Dubai. The trip takes 45 minutes.



  • Dubai Water Canal

  • Al Wajeha Al Maeyah | Marasi | Sheikh Zayed Road

Operating hours

  • Everyday
    4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Saturday to Thursday
    8:00 am – 9:30 pm


  • AED 25 per hour/person, AED 300 per hour/charter
    Children 0- 2 years - free
  • AED 2, per stop

Electrical traditional abra

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



Operating hours



Dubai Mall / Burj Plaza / The Palace   Tourist routes
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  AED 68.25 per person
for 25 minutes
  Commuter routes
12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  AED 20 per person
Global Villag   Commuter routes
4:00 pm – 12:00 am
  AED 52.5 to book the
entire Abra per trip for
12 to 15 min
Al Seef Station   Sun to Wed
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  AED 60 per trip
for 30 minutes and AED 120 for 1 hour

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