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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Al Sabkha –
Al Fahidi - Deira
Old Souq (CR5)
|Dubai Old Souq –
|Al Seef – Baniyas
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.
The environment-friendly Abra with a seating capacity of 8 passengers has become a tourists’ favourite for cruising along the city’s popular attractions.
|Dubai Mall / Burj Plaza / The Palace||AED 68.25 per person
for 25 minutes
|Global Village*||AED 52.5 to book the
entire Abra per trip for
12 to 15 min
|*Service available within Global Village operating timings|
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