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About Marine

In pursuit of RTA's efforts to serve Dubai inhabitants, RTA gives paramount consideration to the elements of installation and deployment of modern and traditional marine transport, which implies on various forms that aim to encourage the public on using marine transport such as Abra, the Water bus, the water taxi and Dubai Ferry.





Abra comes from the Arabic verb 'abara' which means 'to cross'. Take a ride on the Dubai Abra, the city's most traditional mode of transport. For centuries, it has remained one of Dubai's most frequented modes of transport, making it the symbol of the city's history and heritage.

Today there are different types of Abras in service:

Types of Abras in Service

Modern Abra

The Modern Abras are equipped with the latest technologies to ensure a safe and comfortable cruise, delivering an enjoyable modern experience combined with the unique traditional one. Discover the different types of Modern Abras below.

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Air-conditioned Abra

Air-conditioned Abra Map

Air-conditioned Abra

Combining the style of a traditional Abra and the latest technologies, this abra ride makes for a comfortable cruise in a fully air-conditioned environment. Sit back and travel along to the Creek Metro Station, after a visit to your favourite stores, restaurants and cafes in Dubai Festival City.


  • Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (BM2)


  • AED 2 per person per trip in one direction


Petrol Abra

A modern take on the traditional Abra. The latest technology makes it very safe and accessible for all the passengers, while delivering the traditional Abra experience. The petrol Abra also provides abundant seating capacity of up to 20 passengers.

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Petrol Heritage Abra - Creek

The best of both worlds come together in this modern yet traditional Abra. Equipped with the latest technology, enjoy a safe cruise without missing the traditional experience. Discover the traditional Fahidi Area, historical district Souqs and stunning mosques. Go on to explore the Dubai Museum and visit Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's house along the Dubai Creek, which divides Deira and Bur Dubai. Hop on for a glimpse of the soulful side of the city.


  • Dubai Old Souq - Baniyas (CR3)
  • Al Fahidi - Al Sabkha (CR4)
  • Al Fahidi - Deira Old Souq (CR5)
  • Al Seef - Baniyas (CR6)


  • AED 2

Petrol Heritage Abra - Dubai Water Canal

Experience a combination of contrasts as you pass Dubai's modern skyline and the waterfall in a stylish Petrol Heritage Abra. And relax as you get to your destination, refreshed and ready to either walk or cycle through the newest area in Dubai. The trip takes 45 minutes.


  • Dubai Water Canal


  • AED 25 per hour/person, AED 300 per hour/charter Children 0- 2 years - free



Traditional Abra

Sail through time onboard our Traditional Abras and enjoy an unparalleled and comfortable experience while exploring the beauty and charms of Dubai. Discover the different types of Traditional Abras below.


Motorized traditional abra

Discover the charm of old Dubai in this traditional half-boat, half-raft. This is the most popular mode of transport for cruising around the Dubai Creek, a spectacular 14 kilometre stretch which divides Deira and Bur Dubai. Hop on for a glimpse of the soulful side of the city.


  • Bur Dubai Abra Station to Deira Old Souk Abra Station and vice versa
  • Dubai Old Souk Station to Al Sabhkha Abra Station and vice versa

Fare (Payment with cash)

  • AED 1 per passenger, per trip
  • The Abra can be booked as a private charter for cruising across the Creek for AED 120 per hour

Electrical traditional abra

Electrical traditional abra

The environment-friendly Abra with a seating capacity of 8 passengers has become a tourists' favourite for cruising along the city's popular attractions.


  • Dubai Mall / Burj Plaza / The Palace
  • Global Village*

*Service available within Global Village operating timings


  • AED 68.25 per person for 25 minutes
  • AED 52.5 to book the entire Abra per trip for 12 to 15 min

Dubai Ferry


Dubai Ferry

Boarding a Dubai Ferry is one of the best ways to view the city's historical sites and striking coastline. Explore 6 major routes including an inter-city one, in a comfortable and fully air-conditioned environment.

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Seats up to 98 people including two wheelchairs and is stroller-friendly.

Kiosk on-board
for souvenirs and snacks - soon

Entertainment services
4 LCD screens

Restroom facilities
for men, women and people of determination

Hourly rental
charter package available


Dubai Ferry Route Map

Dubai Water Taxi


Dubai Water Taxi

If you want to escape the city’s traffic in style, taking the Dubai Water Taxi is the ideal choice.

Hop aboard one of the 40 stations located across two operational zones. Be it the impressive skyline views between Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah (Zone 1) or the tranquillity and heritage found between Creek & Dubai Water Canal (Zone 2), the Dubai Water Taxi gives you the opportunity to enjoy the city from an entirely new perspective.

To Book Dubai Water Taxi Email:

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Seats up to 20 Passengers.

40 pick-up points all over Dubai.


Total Privacy.

Private group packages.

Wheelchair space.


Dubai Water Taxi Map


Zone 1

  • 50. Dubai Marina Station
  • 54. One&Only Royal Mirage Station
  • 55. One&Only The Palm Station
  • 56. Rixos Hotel Station
  • 57. Dubai Marina Mall Station
  • 58. Sofitel Resort the Palm Station
  • 59. Marina Terrace Station
  • 60. Marina Promenade Station
  • 61. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Station
  • 62. Anantara Station
  • 63. Bluewaters

Charter only

  • 10. Al Mamzar Station
  • 40. La Mer Marine Transport Station
  • 41. Jumeirah Beach Park Station
  • 42. Jumeirah Beach Hotel Station
  • 44. Al Sufouh Station

Zone 2

  • 11. Waterfront Market
  • 20. Deira Old Souq Station
  • 21. Al Sabkha Station
  • 22. Baniyas Station
  • 23. Dubai Festival City Station
  • 30. Al Shindagha Station
  • 32. Al Fahidi Station
  • 33. Al Seef Station
  • 34. Creek Park - A Station
  • 35. Creek Park - B Station
  • 36. Al Boom Tourist Village Station
  • 37. Al Ghubaiba Station
  • 38. Al Jaddaf Station
  • 70. Dubai Canal Station
  • 71. Jumeirah Station
  • 72. Al Wasl Station
  • 73. Al Safa Park Station
  • 74. Sheikh Zayed Road Station
  • 75. Business Bay Station
  • 76. Marasi Station
  • 77. Al Wajeha Al Maeyah Station
  • 78. Dubai Design District Station
  • 79. Godolphin station
  • 80. Souq Al Marfa

Dubai Water Bus

Dubai Water Bus

A stylish and comfortable cruise awaits you onboard the Dubai Marina Air-condtioned Abra. Hop on and hop off between 4 scenic stops in the Dubai Marina – Marina Terrace, Marina Walk, Dubai Marina Mall and Marina Promenade. It’s the perfect way to cover the scenic and charming Dubai Marina area.

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Modern marine mode air conditioned designed to be less noisy.

Comfortable seats taking 20 passengers
(wheelchairs designated area)

Hourly rental charter
package available


Dubai Marina

Dubai Water Bus Route Map



Dubai Marina Walk - Marina Terrace (BM1) AED 3
Dubai Marina Mall 1 - Marina Promenade (BM1) AED 3
Dubai Marina Walk - Dubai Marina Mall 1 (BM1) AED 5
Marina Promenade - Marine Terrace (BM1) AED 11
Dubai Marina Mall - Bluewater (BM3) 

This Route will be operating using Dubai Water Taxi.


*nol cards can be purchased at the Air-conditioned Abra stations.

  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 12 are not allowed to use the Marine Transport Modes. A Valid ID proof of the child must be presented.
  • Children under 12 years of age accompanied by an adult must wear life jacket while onboard.
  • A Valid ID proof of the child must be presented to the Ticketing & Information Office at Marine Transport Stations.

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