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Overview

Enjoy sightseeing in Dubai the traditional way with an Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal that departs from Dubai Festival City Mall and takes you on a relaxing tour around the famous Water Canal of Dubai.

Key Highlights

  • Traditional Abra boat ride in Dubai Water Canal 
  • Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, Sunset of Burj Khalifa (Sun-set slot only)
  • 60 minutes ride 

Detailed Description

Explore Dubai in a laidback style by going for the Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal which takes you on a comfortable 60 minutes ride and sightseeing on a traditional Abra boat. Abras are small motorized water boat taxis and their use in Dubai dates back to decades old when it was the best means of transport from Deira and Bur Dubai. These Abras are still considered a cheap mode of transport and definitely a way to explore old Dubai in a traditional way. 

The Abras depart everyday from Dubai Festival City Mall and has a capacity of 20. Just sit back and relax enjoying the breeze as the boat sails through covering attractions like Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District and Ras Al Khor Sanctuary. Get a glimpse of the Emirati culture hidden in old Dubai that merges with the modern global Dubai architectures with a peaceful boat ride. It is one of the good ways to see these attractions and escape the road traffic at the same time

Inclusions

  • 60 Minutes Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional Abra boat
  • Refreshments
  • Taped Commentary
  • Sights covered- Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary 
  • Sunset of Burj Khalifa (available with Sun-set slot only) 

Exclusions

  • Food and snacks 
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions 

Know Before You Book

Before you book your tickets for Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal it is best to know some insider tips from travellers: 
 
Insiders’ Tips: 
  • The Abra departs from Dubai Festival City Mall.
  • You can select your time slot while booking your experience. 
  • You are required to arrive 30 minutes at the board point if Direct reporting is chosen. 
  • If you have opted for transfers, you will be picked up from your hotel in Dubai an hour before the ride.
  • The Burj Khalifa Sunset experience last for one hour which starts from 6:30 PM (Time variations may occur depending upon the sunset)
  • Alternatively you can also go for the 5 Star Cruise Marina or Dhow Cruise with Desert Safari 
Restrictions: 
Littering 
 
Timing: 
Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal operates daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Rides depart every 2 hours and each Abra ride is for 1 hour. 
 
What to Wear: 
Smart Casual Dress will be appropriate. However, we recommend wearing a comfortable outfit. 

Cancellation Policy

  • You can get a full refund if you cancel your Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal ticket 24 hours in advance

My Voucher

Your voucher for Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal will be emailed to you within 20-45 minutes of purchase. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.

Getting There

Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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FAQs

What is Abra ride? 

Abras are small motorized water boat taxis that operate in old Dubai area and common in Dubai Creek.

How do I get to Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal for a ride? 

You can book a transport with us while booking or refer to the Getting There section for transport details.

How do I get to Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal by metro? 

The boarding point for Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal is Dubai festival City mall and the nearest metro is Emirati metro station.

How much is Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal? 

Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal starts from AED 45.

When does the sunset tour start?

Sunset tour happens in the evening and includes high tea. 

What is Dhow cruise in Dubai?

A 'Dhow' is a traditional wooden vessel that has been refurbished into a floating restaurant with a buffet set up dinner onboard as well as a live show operating from Marina and Creek. 

What is Dhow Ship?

Dhow is technically a traditional Arab sailing vessel. 

What are the timings for Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal?

Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal operates daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Rides depart every 2 hours and each Abra ride is for 1 hour. 

What are the sights covered in Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal? 

Sights covered are Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary.

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Sadia Sarfraz

Travelled December 2019

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Travelled December 2019

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Amit Vishnukumar Bansal

Travelled December 2019

Everything means everything access arrangements was done. Hassle free bookings at discounted tickets price....

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Vikesh Mansuklal Majithia

Travelled December 2019

Excellent service!

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Travelled December 2019

Very good service

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