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Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

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Take a relaxing 30-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 30-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.
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What to Expect

Your Abra cruise begins at the pier from where the Abras depart, the Dubai Festival City Mall. At the mall, you will be greeted by the warm staff who will guide you to your abras. Once you have boarded, you will set sail down the Dubai Water Canal and begin your 30-minute cruise.

As you cruise the waters of Dubai Water Canal, you will also be able to sightsee some of the most popular landmarks of Dubai - Festival City Mall, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, Business Bay, Burj Khalifa, Business Bay Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Road waterfall bridge and hotels such as JW Marriott Hotel and St. Regis Hotel. There will also be pre-recorded music playing for your entertainment. The abra cruise will finally return to its pier after a serene 30-minute cruise.

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  • 30 Minute Dubai Water Canal cruise in a traditional abra.
  • Mineral water & refreshments.
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Know Before You Go


The Dubai Water Canal abra cruise lasts for 30 minutes and departs daily, multiple times through the day. Dhow cruise departure times are 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM.

Getting There

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.

Dress Code

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

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

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.

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