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Dubai Abra

An Abra is a traditional small ferry-like boat used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai. Abras are used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They travel between the water station at Shindagha/Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha on the Deira side. Dubai abra is one of the oldest transportation forms in the city, abras in Dubai had an important function as a logistics tool for the local traders and residents.

In Dubai, an abra ride across Dubai Creek is a must. Dubai Creek has been described as a natural saltwater creek, tidal inlet, and watercourse or waterway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Dubai Creek – Beautiful Trip @ Just AED 1/-

The word abra originates from the Arabic word “abara”, which means “to cross”. In the early 1950s, Dubai’s population was approximately 50,000 and Bur Dubai was the commercial hub of the growing city. Abras were frequently used to ferry people and transport goods from the bustling markets of old Dubai to far off locations.

Dubai Creek Boat Ride Price

Dubai Abra Tickets: Book your tickets online for Bur Dubai Abra Dock, Dubai. Dubai Abra Ticket price starts from just AED 1/- and maximum upto 120 AED. The fare for a traditional abra ride is just 1 dirham. The price is an absolute bargain. It is paid to the abra driver. No tickets are issued. You can book online for charter for Abra in Dubai.

The abras depart every few minutes. The fare is just 1 dirham [INR 20.00 or $0.27 USD], which is paid to the ferry driver. One of the cheapest and the best mode of transport as well as best place to hang-out without touching your pocket.

  • Route: Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa |Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa 
  • Dubai Creek fare: AED 1 per person for a single trip
  • Private bookings: Abras can be booked for a private charter for a cruise along the Dubai Creek for AED 120 per hour

Dubai Abra timings | Dubai Creek

Dubai abra timings as below in Dubai Creek

DayDubai Abra Timing
Monday5am–12am
Tuesday5am–12am
Wednesday5am–12am
Thursday5am–12am
Friday5am–12am
Saturday5am–12am
Sunday5am–12am
Dubai creek
  • Bur Dubai to Old Souk Timing: 05:00 am – 12:00 midnight
  • Dubai Old Souk to Al Sabkha Abra Timing: 24 hours
  • Route: Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa |Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa 

Bur Dubai and Old Souk

  • Route: Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa |Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa 
  • Timings: Bur Dubai to Old Souk 05:00 am – 12:00 midnight | Dubai Old Souk to Al Sabkha Abra 24 hours
  • Creek fare: AED 1 per person for a single trip
  • Private bookings: Abras can be booked for a private charter for a cruise along the Dubai Creek for AED 120 per hour

Dubai Festival City Abra

  • Route: Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (BM2), abras leaves every 10 minutes
  • Timings: Everyday 07:00 am – 12:00 midnight | Friday 09:00 am – 12:00 midnight
  • Abra fare: AED 2 per person per trip in one direction

The Petrol Heritage Abra Tour

  • Al Sabkha to Al Fahidi and Deira Old Souk covered by abra CR5: Saturday to Thursday 07:00 am – 10:00 am, Friday 10:00 am – 01:00 am
  • Dubai Old Souk to Baniyas covered by abra CR3: Saturday to Thursday 07:00 am – 11:00 am and 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday and public holidays 10:00 am – 01:00 am
  • Al Seef to Baniyas covered by abra CR6: Sunday to Wednesday 07:00 am – 09:55 pm, Thursday and Saturday 07:00 am – 10:55 pm, Friday and public holidays 10:00 am – 12:50 am

Dubai Water Canal Abra Tour

  • Route and Timings Tour 1: Dubai Water Canal, everyday 04:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Dubai Water Canal tour fare: AED 25 per passenger, AED 300 per hour for special private charter, Children below 2 years are free
  • Route and Timings Tour 2: Al Wajeha Al Maeyah | Marasi| Sheikh Zayed Road covered by DC2: Saturday to Thursday 08:00 am – 09:30 pm
  • Tour 2 fare: AED 2 per person per station

Dubai Mall to The Palace Abra

  • Route 1 timings: Tourist routes 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm | Commuter routes: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Route 1 fares: AED 68.25 per person for a 25 minutes trip | AED 20 per person for commuter route

Global Village Abra

  • Route 2 timings: Commuter routes 04:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
  • Route 2 fare: AED 52.5 for booking the entire abra for a single trip lasting 12 to 15 minutes

Al Seef Station Abra

  • Route 3 timings: Sunday to Wednesday 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm |
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday 04:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Route 3 fare: AED 60 per 30 minutes trip | AED 120 for a 1-hour trip

How to go to Abra Dubai by metro

There are 3 metro stations to go to the Bur Dubai Abra Dock – Al Ghubaiba and Al Fahidi. Of these 2, Al Ghubaiba is closer to the dock. However, you will have to walk at least for 10-15 minutes to reach the dock.

The closest metro station is Al Ghubaiba . Get down there and walk 10 minutes to the abra or catch a bus.

You can go to either Al Ras Metro station or Al Ghubaiba metro stations and walk a short distance to the abra dock.

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Private abra ride dubai 

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
  • Air-conditioned Abra
  • Petrol abra
  • Electrical traditional abra

The Abra can be booked as a private charter for cruising across the Creek for AED 120 per hour for motorized traditional abra.

Dubai Creek Deira

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.

Bur Dubai Abra Station Location

Dubai Creek

Routes

  • Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Station and vice versa
  • Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa 

Fare (Payment with cash)

  • AED 1 per passenger, per trip

Stations

  • Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (BM2)
  • AED 2 per person per trip in one direction

Station

Al Sabkha –
Al Fahidi – Deira
Old Souq (CR5) AED 2

Dubai Old Souq –
Baniyas (CR3)

Al Seef – Baniyas (CR6)

Dubai Abra

Routes and Fares

  • Dubai Water Canal
  • Al Wajeha Al Maeyah | Marasi | Sheikh Zayed Road (DC2) – not operating as for now
  • AED 25 per hour/person, AED 300 per hour/charter. Children 0- 2 years – free
  • Al Wajeha Al Maeyah | Marasi | Sheikh Zayed Road – AED 2, per stop

Dubai Abra Station Direction

Crossing the Dubai Creek by boat is a popular mode of transport for many of the city’s residents and tourists. You can check the direction from your location here.

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