Abra (boat)

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An abra on Dubai Creek

An abra (Arabic: عبرة abra) is a traditional boat made of wood.

Abras are used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They travel between the water station at Shindagha/Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha on the Deira side. The abras depart every few minutes. The fare is 1 dirham, which is paid to the ferry driver.[1]

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  1. ^ Stephen Wilkins. Dubai Creek. Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2006. ISBN 1-905237-47-2.