One of the more interesting ways to explore Abu Dhabi is by water taxi. A unique "Abra Water
Hopping Service" using a traditional wooden Abra operates between the Khor Al Maqta Hotels,
Eastern Mangroves and Yas Marina.
The Red Route – operates within the Khor Al Maqta area, connecting the Souk Qaryat Al Beri /
Shangri-La Hotel, Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Fairmont Hotel.
Operational Times: Sunday – Thursday 4.00 pm-10.30pm
Friday and Saturday 10.00am-11.00pm.
Price: 25AED per person / under 6 years Free. No pre-booking required, tickets purchased at boat.
The Yellow Route - starts from Souk Qaryat Al Beri Marina and heads to Eastern Mangroves
marina, travelling under the bridges and past Maqta Fort towards the mangrove national park.
*please be advised this route is currently only available on a Private Charter basis and pre-booking is
The Blue Route – This operates between the Khor al Maqta hotels/Souk Qaryat al Beri and Yas
*please be advised this route is currently only available on a private charter basis and pre-
booking is required.