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Using abra and sea transportation

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 commuters
Instead 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.

Water bus services for tourists
Tourists wishing to use the water bus have a separate tourist route (hop on-hop off possible) starting from Al Shindagha Station to Bur Dubai, Deira Old Souk, Al Seef, Creek Park and back to Al Shindagha. Round trips cost AED 50 per adult and AED 25 per child with tickets to be bought in cash.
 
Water taxi service from RTA
The RTA launched a special water taxi service from July 2010 onwards. It can accommodate up to 11 passengers each and is equipped with air-conditioned cabins, ramp access for passengers with disabilities, LCD screens, soft leather reclining seats and connects to most hotels.
 
Water taxi stations and routes
The water taxi is the only marine public transport vessel that is able to leave the creek and navigate the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The 18 locations include Al Mamzar, Deira Old Souq, Al Sabkha, Bani Yas, Dubai Festival City, Al Shindagha, Bur Dubai, Al Fahidi, Al Seef, Dubai Creek Park (A & B), Al Boom Tourist Village, Open Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Park, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Hotel and Spa and Atlantis Hotel. New locations will be added as the water taxi service grows.
 
Water taxi fares
Water taxis operate from 10 am to 10 pm. The minimum fare is AED 50 for a ride across Creek Park, from Bur Dubai to Deira to a maximum of AED 570. Fares are not based on time or distance as they may vary with trip and weather conditions. The fare is agreed upon when the customer makes a booking. All trips must be booked in advance by calling RTA on toll-free 8009090, or through your hotel.
 

 

Published Date : 13/06/2017Back

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