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Abra in Dubai Creek!

Abra services in Dubai are regularly used by locals, residents, and tourists alike. Abras are small motorboats that ferry commuters from Burdubai and Deira areas and have been an integral part of the history of Dubai.

Abra (small water boat) sailing across Dubai Creek. Photo: Oyesan Dino Magkasi

The most prominent traditional modes of transportation in Dubai, abras are operated on the fascinating Dubai Creek.  It will only take you roughly seven (7) minutes from one point to another. Most international tourists use abra services in Dubai and fascinated by the unblemished waters of the Arabian Gulf. A ride in an abra will cost you one (1) dirham, and is truly riveting, and gives you a sense of closeness to the culture of Dubai. Abras operate from early mornings till midnight. The routes linked by abras in Dubai are Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station, and the Dubai Old Souk Abra Station to the Sabkha Abra Station. Maximum seating capacity of the abra is 20 plus one (1) boat operator.

Abra (small water boat) sailing across Dubai Creek. Photo: Oyesan Dino Magkasi

Abra (small water boat) sailing across Dubai Creek. Photo: Oyesan Dino Magkasi

Commuters of the abra services in Dubai get the golden opportunity of viewing the towering skyline and the bustling city and lights while boating in the midst of azure waters of the creek.

Truly, it’s a safe, faster, and scintillating journey! (Oyesan Dino Magkasi)

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