Abras are small Arabic fishing boats and I am informed that Dubai has a cottage industry of using these boats to transport visitors across the Dubai Creek.

Is it reasonable to expect one or more boat operators to be running after working hours? Or more succinctly, are these boats available on a 24 hour basis? Also, and critically, are there times, like Ramadan, when they do not work? Or similar occasions where taking an Abra ride might be inappropriate or disrespectful?


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According to Dubai Online:

  • Deira Old Souk Abra Station (Deira) to (Bur Dubai) – 5 am to midnight
  • Sabkha Abra Station (Deira) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station (Bur Dubai) – 24 hours
  • Ramadan? other holidays?
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 16:15
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    People do not stop working in Ramadan, timings could be different a bit, I did not manage to get a source anyway. Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 16:17

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