Abras is the customary wooden pontoons with engines utilized to make a trip on water.They are one of the conventional and most established methods for transportation in the UAE. Abra Service is very basic in Dubai, and is a most loved among travelers. There are around 150 abras, crossing the Creek’s water in one day. The real courses are between abra stations of Deira Old Souk and Bur Dubai, and Dubai Old Souk and Sabakha. A trip takes five to seven minutes and costs just 1 Dirham. Route one operates from 05:00 to midnight; route two works 24 hours a day.

Today there are different types of Abras in service namely:

·         Motorized traditional abra-  Travelling cost is AED 1 per passenger per trip and can be booked as a private charter for cruising across the Creek for AED 120 per hour in 2 routes from Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa and Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa all time service.


·         Air-conditioned abra- The travel costs AED 2 per person per trip in one direction from Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City, AED 3 from Dubai Marina Walk to Marina Terrace, AED 3 from Dubai Marina Mall to Marina Promenade, AED 5 from Dubai Marina Walk to Dubai Marina Mall and AED 11 from Marina Promenade to Marine Terrace.


·         Petrol abra-  The travels costs AED 2 per trip from Al Seef – Baniyas – Dubai Old Souq – Al Ghubaiba and vice versa. Also from Baniyas –Old Souq – Al Ghubaiba.


·         Electrical traditional abra – The travels costs AED 65 per person for 25 minutes trip via Burj Khalifa, AED 50 per trip Trip for 12-15 minutes in Global Village, AED 60 per trip
for 30 minutes and AED 120 for 1 hour in Al Mamzar.



·         Petrol Heritage Abra exclusively for Dubai Water Canal costs AED 25 per hour/person, AED 300 per hour/charter services.


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