5 modern abras start plying in Dubai Creek
29 September, 2015
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the operation of five modern ‘abra’ (ferry boats) featuring a heritage-inspired design emulating the shape of the older traditional abra shuttles on Dubai Creek. The new abras are being deployed on four lines linking five stations – Baniyas, Al Sabkha, Al Ghubaiba, Dubai Old Souk and Al Fahidi Station, which is an alternative for Al Seef Station which has been temporarily closed to give way for works being undertaken in the area. Three lines now link Baniyas Station with Al Fahidi, Dubai Old Souk and Al Sabkha Stations, and the fourth line links Dubai Old Souk Station with Al Ghubaiba Station.