A few years ago abras were introduced to the man made canal at Global Village. Again they are the eco friendly abras that are electrically powered and which are going to be the future of sustainable transport in Dubai.
Abra rides have become popular at Global Village and they travel the 500 metres or so along the canal and give you a great view of the pavilions and the general hubbub of the area. It’s not exactly a long route but it does provide a nice change to walking around all of the pavilions and something that the children are likely in particular to enjoy. Global Village is generally only open over the Winter months so you will need to check when it is open if you plan to take a trip there. You can easily spend a number of evenings wandering around the village and there are lots of stalls, food outlets and funfair rides to keep everyone entertained.