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Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

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Take a relaxing 60-minute sightseeing cruise along the Dubai Water Canal on an Abra, traditional Arabic boats that are made of wood and ferry people across the creek. Take in sights of iconic landmarks such as Festival City Mall, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, Business Bay, Burj Khalifa and more. These Abra cruises are one of the most special ways to connect with the heart of Dubai.


  • Take a 60-minute sightseeing cruise on a traditional abra in Dubai Water Canal.
  • The cruise starts departs Dubai Festival City Mall.
  • The cruise includes unlimited mineral water, soft beverages.
  • Take in stunning views of Dubai’s architecture that lines the Dubai Water Canal.
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What to Expect

Dividing the charming 'City of Lights' into two commercial districts; Deira and Bur Dubai Island epitomizes the city's personality. Here, the magnificent sophistication of the 21st Century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era.

Hop aboard our traditional wooden boat (abra) and awaken your senses as you gently cruise along the banks of Dubai Creek. On arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to the boat. Feel the waves as they go flip and flap and the all-pervading romance as you soak up the city's bustling atmosphere from a distance along with soothing Arabic music. Or simply indulge in the peace and tranquility of the Creek waters.

Sights to See

  • 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)
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  • 60 Minute Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional abra.
  • Mineral water & refreshments.
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Know Before You Go


The Dubai Water Canal abra cruise lasts for 60 minutes and departs daily, multiple times through the day. Abra Ride departure times are every 2 hours from 11 AM till 7 PM.

Getting There

The cruise departs from Dubai Festival City Mall. You can reach the mall by taking the metro to the Emirates Station and then taking a cab or leisurely walk to Festival City Mall.

Dress Code

It is best to be dressed casually for these sightseeing cruises. The setting is informal and hence, smart casuals should be fine.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal vouchers shortly. Please display your vouchers to the abra cruise representative at Dubai Festival City Mall with valid photo ID.

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