Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal
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.
What to Expect
Dividing the charming ‘City of Lights’ into two commercial districts; Deira & Bur Dubai Island, Dubai Creek 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 glass-enclosed contemporary dhow which keeps the traditions alive while offering stunning views of new Dubai. Waken your senses as you gently cruise along the banks of Dubai Water Canal where the Al Faris Dhow combines the best of culinary delights with a glimpse of NEW Dubai.
Sights to See
- Astonishing 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 Tower - Burj Khalifa
- A Stellar Destination - Al Habtoor City (W Hotel & Westin Hotel)
- World’s Tallest Hotel – JW Marriott Marquis
- Stunningly Lit Bridges at the Canal – Including the Waterfall Bridge
- 60 Minute Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional abra.
- Mineral water & refreshments.
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.
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.
It is best to be dressed casually for these sightseeing cruises. The setting is informal and hence, smart casuals should be fine.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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.