Seeing a city from the water gives you a different perspective on it, and when it comes to Dubai, it makes its skyline and its majestic towers all the more impressive.
You will have the opportunity to take an abra, a wooden water taxi, to get around, especially between the souks and the old town. For a few dirhams, you will have stunning views of the skyscrapers and a beautiful look at daily life in this out of the ordinary city. Many residents of all nationalities use these boats every day to get to work, to shop, or to go out for a drink. It's a more popular means of transport than the subway!
If you find the travel time too short, you can rent an abra by the hour to sail among the most beautiful sailboats or yachts that dock in the marina. Go out on the water at sunset, when the call to prayers echoing in the minarets transports you to the Dubai of yesteryear.