Dubai is the city that just keeps on giving.
Sure, you can visit the world’s tallest building, sip 24-carat liquid gold in an iconic ‘seven star’ hotel, swim with dolphins or ski in the desert, but when you want to experience REAL Dubai heritage, the city also shows up trumps.
The Roads and Transport Authority has announced new marina transport routes, meaning you can visit spots like Al Fahidi Museum, the spice and textile souqs and Baniyas Square all by Abram, adding the already numerous routes available.
.@RTA_Dubai restructures marine transit lines on #Dubai Creek. Two lines have been introduced, including one near tourist attractions such as Al Fahidi Museum, the Textiles and Spices Souqs, and Baniyas Square.https://t.co/yK4rPwJh7P pic.twitter.com/GKeDn2IFus
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 8, 2019
When Old Dubai starts to feel like Venice
We have announced changes in the marine transit network of Dubai Creek as part of our continues efforts to improve service and convenience. The step is in line with our third strategic goal (People Happiness). Lines have been increased from one to four. Al Fahidi and Al Sabkha Stations have been added to the existing stations of Al Seef, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq and Al Ghubaiba, two lines have been introduced, the first line between Al Sabkha (Deira) and Al Fahidi (Bur Dubai), the second line links Al Sabkha and Al Ghubaiba Stations.
There are 3 types of abras
The Petrol Heritage Abra: A new Abra with a traditional design – it can accommodate 20 people including passengers of determination.
Electrical Abra: It is an environmentally-friendly Abra that can accommodate 8 people. You’ll find these at closed lakes such as Burj Khalifa and The Global Village.
Air-conditioned Abra: This Abra which can accommodate 20 people and is perfect for the summer season. Head to the marine station in Al Jaddaf and take this service to Dubai Station to Dubai Festival City.
Everything you need to know about the Dubai Abra here
Abras vary in price
Petrol Heritage Abra: AED2 per trip
Air-conditioned Abra: AED2 per trip
- Burj Khalifa: AED68.25/passenger for every trip (25 minutes)
- The Global Village: AED50 (between 12 and 15 minutes)
- Al Mamzar: AED60 (30 minutes) and AED120 (1 hour).