Photo taken in Dubai, UAE. The craft is an abra, the traditional mode of transportation to cross Dubai Creek between Deira and Bur Dubai. Dubai Creek is less of a creek per se but a saltwater inlet that curves 9 miles inland, at the mouth of which the original city of Dubai was built.
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The abra costs 1 dirham (about .25¢) and takes about 10 minutes to cross the creek. Anyone can ride the ferry.