They’re the workhorses of Dubai Creek…

Dubai as we know is an ever-changing city, where ultra-modern high-rises create spectacular skylines and 5-star hotels scream luxury to residents and tourists alike.

But, it’s not all about the glitz and glamour. Dubai Creek has been the backbone of the city for decades and the water taxis, known as abras, keep the Creek bustling with life.

So, what is it like when the abra is an essential part of your day-to-day? Whether you commute on one, or captain one… we went to see what life on an abra is really like.

Watch as we delve into the abra way of life…

You could soon be able to get from Sharjah to Dubai via water taxi
You can now cross Dubai Creek in an electric abra

Abra stations are dotted all along both sides of Dubai Creek and each journey costs just Dhs1.

Private tours are available too for Dhs60. If you’re standing around any of the stations, it won’t be long until a driver invites you onboard for a tour.

Dubai as we know is full of attractions and entertainment for everyone, but we fully recommend a trip to Dubai Creek to explore.

It is worth remembering that the old village of Dubai was built around this stretch of water and without it, Dubai probably wouldn’t exist as we know it today.

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