The abra is a traditional boat made of wood that serves as a water taxi.
The crossing costs 1 dirham, and is paid on board to the ferry captain.
We had a great time on this short trip, and enjoyed the cool breeze as we travelled on this traditional boat. Our brief, 24-hour visit to the Dubai as a stop-over on a longer trip was exhausting, since we were jet-lagged and still trying to squeeze in as much as possible.
We’d been walking long distances in a hot desert city that is certainly not designed as a walking city, and this short abra voyage saved our exhausted legs quite a long trip as we were all ready to collapse into our beds.
You can take the more expensive version of the voyage at the so-called ‘Venice of Dubai’, Madinat Jumeirah, but we chose to simply take photos at this Disney-like structure but save the real trip for the Dubai Creek voyage.
Either way, enjoy your abra while in the Dubai.