Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal Tickets

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Attraction Informations

Description & Highlights

Enjoy a relaxing and memorable 60-minute sightseeing cruise along the Dubai Water Canal on a traditional Abra, an Arabic boat made of wood which is used to ferry people across the creek. Bask in the beautiful sights of the most iconic Dubai jewels such as the Festival City Mall, the Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, the Business Bay, the Burj Khalifa and many more! 


  • A beautiful 60-minute sightseeing cruise on a traditional Abra in the Dubai Water Canal.

  • The starting point is Dubai Festival City Mall.

  • The cruise includes unlimited mineral water, soft beverages.

  • Enjoy the most stunning views of Dubai’s architecture that lines the Dubai Water Canal.

About your Ticket & Age Policy

Your ticket will be emailed and will also be sent to your WhatsApp instantly with respect to availability.

  • Please display this ticket on your mobile phone at the entrance of the attraction. Print out of the ticket is not mandatory but if you want to keep it with you then surely you can.

  • You can also carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students are required to show their valid Student IDs.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket to the Abra cruise representative at Dubai Festival City Mall with a valid photo ID.

  • If you are coming in your own vehicle, please park your car at the Dubai Festival city mall - Robinsons Mall Parking and walk towards the IMAGINE Fountain Show.

  • Once you reach the fountain show area the boat is on your right side below the Intercontinental Hotel.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point.

Age Policy:

Guests above the age of 3 years need to purchase a valid admission ticket. 

Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tickets that are once booked cannot be canceled. Please go through the terms and conditions mentioned on your ticket for cancellation.


The validity of the ticket will be mentioned clearly in your ticket itself.

Here is what makes a Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal So Special

The most charming ‘City of Lights’ is divided into two commercial districts namely Deira & Bur Dubai Island, that’s where the Dubai Creek lies which encapsulates all of the city’s traits in one stroke. Modernity meets tradition as you make a journey that binds two eras together. A traditional Abra and the beautiful modern Dubai Skyline.

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Some of the sights you will explore on this ride are:

  • The mesmerizing Fountain Show – IMAGINE

  • Conceptual – Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

  • Historic Dhow Building Yard - Jadaf Dubai

  • Contemporary District - Dubai Design District

  • Central Business District - Business Bay

  • Centre of Now - Downtown Dubai

  • World’s tallest building – The Burj Khalifa

  • A Stellar Destination - Al Habtoor City (W Hotel & Westin Hotel)

  • World’s Tallest Hotel – JW Marriott Marquis

  • Brightly lit Bridges at the Canal

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 60 Minute Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional Abra.

  • Mineral water & refreshments.


  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’.

Timing & How to reach


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

How to Reach?

The address is at Crescent Dr - Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

You can take a taxi or your own vehicle and park it nearby.

Know Before You Go

You are requested to check the official website if any kind of maintenance work is going or not before booking the tickets to avoid any type of inconvenience during your visit.

What to Wear:

Anything of your comfort and casualness that will let you walk around easily and is modest and covered as revealing clothes is not a culture of the Middle East.

Important Information

Dress Code

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

  • Note that the Abra departs from Dubai Festival City Mall.

  • You are required to arrive 30 minutes at the board point if Direct reporting is chosen. 


What is Abra ride? 

Abras are small, motorized water boat taxis that operate in the old Dubai area and are 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 the Abra boat ride in Dubai water canal is Dubai festival City mall and the nearest metro is the Emirati metro station.

When does the sunset tour start?

Sunset tour happens in the evening and includes high tea. 

What is a 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 a Dhow Ship?

Dhow is technically a traditional Arab sailing vessel. 

What are the timings for the 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 the 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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