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Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

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Take a 60-minute sightseeing cruise along the Dubai Water Canal on an Abra, traditional Arabic boats made of wood. Take in sights of iconic landmarks such as Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa and more.


  • Experience the traditional charm of Dubai's abra rides and indulge in a lavish high tea session aboard.
  • Admire stunning views of famous landmarks and attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and IMAGINE fountain show and also get informative insights with the onboard commentary.
  • Sip on refreshing drinks and snacks as you take in the sights and sounds of the city from the comfort of the luxury boats.
  • Upgrade to the sunset tour option for an even more unforgettable experience, with stunning views of the setting sun casting a golden glow over the city.
  • Did you know that the IMAGINE fountain show is displayed on the world’s largest permanent projection screen?


  • 60 Minute Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional abra.
  • Mineral water & refreshments.

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Glide Along the Dubai Water Canal with Abra Ride

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

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Important Information

  • The meeting and drop off point will be at Dubai 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.


  • Daily: 11am - 7pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Frequency: every 2 hours

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Please display your vouchers 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.

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