Marine transportation in Dubai includes water taxis, water buses and abras. There are also private dhows which usually offer entertainment and dinner options. Abras are traditional wooden boats with motors and cost AED 1 per passenger to cross the Dubai Creek and you pay the driver in cash. You can also hire a full abra to cruise on the Creek. One hour usually costs about AED 100. A cheaper option is to hire a non-motorized abra, which uses oars. These cost about AED 30 per hour.
Water bus services for commutersInstead of an abra which only crosses the Creek, an alternative is to use the AC water buses operated by the Marine Agency of RTA. There are four routes for commuters, with trips costing AED 2 per person and payments are to be made using Nol cards.