Water activity

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sunset on an Abra

4.4 / 5

53 reviews

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Sunset on an Abra

Activity provider: Amazon Tours UAE
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From US$ 20 per person

Hop aboard a traditional Abra (wooden boat) and waken your senses as you gently cruise along the banks of the Dubai Canal. You'll be offered spectacular views of the city's stunning vistas, as you relax on your comfortable Arabian vessel.

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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat known as an "Abra"
  • View the stunning vistas, native bird sanctuary, and historic dhow yards
  • Experience peace and tranquility listening to soothing Arabic music
  • Gaze at the splendid view of the sun setting behind the Burj Khalifa
Full description
Hop aboard a traditional wooden boat known, as an Abra, and cruise along the banks of the Dubai Water Canal. Take in stunning views of vistas, a native bird sanctuary, and historic dhow yards, as you relax on your comfy Arabian milieu and gaze at the picturesque sunset of the Burj Khalifa. Observe the city’s bustling atmosphere from a distance along with soothing Arabic music and guided commentary. Experience peace and tranquility on the canal waters as you gaze at the sun setting behind the tallest-standing skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa. This is one of the best and most unique ways to experience the city of Dubai. At the conclusion of your enjoyable river cruise, you will be returned to your tour starting point.
Includes
  • 1-hour Abra ride along the Dubai Water Canal
  • Water
  • Recorded commentary
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins.

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    •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 53 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5

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    It's not easy to find the meeting point, but it's best to take a taxi to the Hôtel Intercintinental and then walk through it and get out below, then you're right on the quay where the ship leaves. There were two of us on the boat and the trip still took place. Beautiful at sunset this skyline of Dubai! Know it only every advice to do!

    February 18, 2022

    The cruise started just a short walk from our hotel at Festival City. Our trip was very quiet, with just 4 passengers on the abra. The trip lasted just over an hour, with a commentary highlighting points of interest. We had great views of the city skyline as the sun was setting. On the return journey, we both had a turn at the helm of the abra, which was videoed and photographed by the crew for us.

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    February 13, 2022

    This was a very worthwhile cruise along the Creek, from Festival City right into the heart of downtown Dubai, almost to the foot of the Burj Khalifa, just as the sun was setting. Then returning in the darkness as the city lights came on. A full 75 minutes from start to finish, the advertised commentary was absent; replaced with loud and distorted pop music, which didn’t enhance our experience! Nevertheless the views were spectacular and we would recommend this.

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    December 16, 2020

    Product ID: 347991