Experience the Dubai Water Canal and the city’s modern skyline aboard the petrol heritage abra, provided by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Embark on a serene journey along the water, indulging in breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, all while luxuriating in the comfort of a traditional wooden abra.
Whether you are a budget-conscious traveler or seeking an extraordinary family-friendly activity in Dubai, we have all the essential information you need to make the most of this remarkable experience.
Unbeatable Views: Capture panoramas of Dubai’s iconic landmarks
The traditional boat ride provides a picturesque journey showcasing prominent landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, Business Bay Canal, and Dubai Water Canal. This captivating experience offers a seamless and cozy ride accommodating up to 20 passengers at an affordable price.
The entire cruise is a 45-minute round trip that commences from the Sheikh Zayed Road Marine Transport Station. It takes you on a captivating journey towards either the Business Bay area or the Dubai Canal Entrance, before gracefully returning to the starting point.
Easy access – Dubai Metro connection
The marine station is conveniently near the Business Metro Station, a mere 10-minute taxi ride.
Timings: Daily, 4 to 11 pm (last trip at 10.15 pm).
Dh25 per person for the round trip. Children below the age of two travel for free.
Private Option: For a truly personalized experience, you can rent the entire abra for Dh300 per hour.
Explore more: Discover Dubai’s cityscape with additional RTA Ferry routes.
One of the fascinating ways to explore Dubai’s cityscape is by hopping on the RTA Ferry. This convenient mode of transportation offers six major routes across the entire city, allowing you to witness the breathtaking views of Dubai’s iconic tourist destinations, such as Dubai Creek, Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis, The Palm.
To experience the mesmerizing Dubai Canal, you can opt for the FR1 route. This particular route takes you from the Canal to either Al Ghubaiba in Bur Dubai or Dubai Marina, offering a delightful journey filled with picturesque sights.