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From Dubai Canal: 1-Hour Sightseeing Abra Ride

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  • Transfers included

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


  • Cruise along the Dubai Canal in a traditional abra for an hour. This wooden boat – part raft, and part deck boat, reflects the simplicity of the old times.

  • This cruise along the 3.2km waterway takes you past the city's creative core Design District, the high-rise of Business Bay, and even the Burj Khalifa.

  • The abra is cozy, seating only about 20 people, making the onboard commentary all the more interesting.

  • For a dash of local flavor, opt for the Emirati high tea package. There's also a sunset option to see the city at its best!


  • 60-min cruise in a traditional abra on Dubai Water Canal

  • Pre-recorded commentary onboard

  • Emirati high tea (optional upgrade)

  • Transfer (optional upgrade)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

30 Ratings
Hassan Aly



Apr, 2024

The boat was for our group exclusively. No body else was there
Georgios Papadimos



Sep, 2023

Great crue great ride, we would do that again for sure.
Emilis Simboras



Feb, 2024

Lynn Crowe



Jan, 2024

Traditional Abra ride on the Dubai water canal

Step aboard the abra, a traditional wooden (often used as a water taxi) combines elements of a raft and a deck boat. This intimate boat, reflecting the simplicity of old times, holds only about 20 people.

This 1-hour cruise glides along the Dubai Canal, a waterway that cuts through the heart of Dubai. It's like a dividing line, separating the old and new parts of the city. On one side, you've got Deira and Bur Dubai, bustling commercial areas that have been around for ages. On the other, you'll see the super modern skyscrapers that Dubai is famous for.

To get a taste of local flavor, opt for the Emirati high tea package. It features delicious onboard snacks like chebab, khan faroush, vegetable samboosa, and duqan legemat.

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

Additional 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.

  • 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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