Sunday, July 20, 2008

An Abra ride




The Dubai experience would be incomplete without a ride on an abra. Abra is a traditional wooden boat and used to be the primary mode of transport across the creek that divides Dubai. Designed to carry between 15 to 20 passengers, the abras continue to ferry passengers even today. In modern times, it is a very important part of the tourist route but is also used by the common folk to get across Bur Dubai and Deira.

4 comments:

Karin said...

That's wonderful - I am very anxious to see more photos of Dubai!! Chet sent me your link ... if you don't mind, I put it on my sidebar as well!

MOST WELCOME to the blogsphere!!

Gail's Man said...

The cheapest and best bit of sighseeing in Dubai.

Harsha said...

As a kind, I remember having to go for late night abra rides at the creek.

Usually after a family get together we'd all pile up on an abra for an hour's ride.

Harsha said...

oops.. I meant 'Kid' not kind

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