Dubai-ferry

Dubai Ferry

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In 2008, the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, endorsed the design of Ferry Dubai, costing Dh178 million. The plan for Ferry Dubai was to reduce traffic congestion on the roads. The obvious use of the waters around Dubai is being exploited to help reduce road traffic, which is becoming more congested every day.

The 32 meter long 20 ton ferries are dual base Catamaran Low Wash vessels, with a passenger capacity of 100, Comprising of 84 economy class, 14 business class and 2 seats for people with special needs. This will initially start off as a fleet of two, increasing later up to ten, as the demand exceeds for more ferries.

The ferry service operated by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will sail in the Dubai Creek and link Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina and the major waterfront developments. The initial service will be a tourist route. Eventually the ferry service will operate between four custom designed stations strategically located along the creek:  The Gold Souk, Union Square, City Centre and Al Ghubaiba.

Once full service is in operation the ferry service will provide a link with the Dubai Maritime City, the emirate of Sharjah, The Palm islands, The World and The Waterfront.  The ferries are capable of 24 knots an hour which will ensure that they are on time and never run late, Estimates suggest that the ferries will transport around 3 million passengers during the first year.

Fitted on all of the ferries are the latest in entertainment to amuse the passengers for the hour journey, as well as having the necessary safety equipment in case of an emergency, with the ferry fleet all complying with all international and safety requirements. Each ferry is fitted with four LCD and DVD monitors, three toilets and a kiosk for selling gift items and snacks.

Having noted the entertainment onboard we don’t think you will need it as theres plenty to see on route and if the waters calm you can go outside for even better views of the Dubai coastline.

This is a great way to get from the creek to the marina and a great deal of fun to boot.

 

Trip No.

Ghubaibah Station

Marina Station

Fridays & Public Holidays

Total Daily Trips Number

Tariff & Method of payment

1

09:00

09:00

09:00

10 Daily Trips

75 AED (Gold Ticket) 14 seats50 AED (Silver Ticket) 84 seats (2 seats for special needs)50% discount for the above ticket for children between 2 – 10 years.Tickets are available onboard.You can pay in cash or credit card; fare collection made onboard.

2

11:00

11:00

11:00

3

14:00

4

15:30

15:30

15:30

5

17:00

17:00

17:00

6

18:00

7

19:00

19:00

19:00

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Dubai Ferry can be chartered, for more information please contacts RTA customer service on 8009090.

Dubai Ferry  service is available from Mina Rashid to Ghubaiba station and vice versa, for all tourists heading to Dubai through Mina Rashid.

Routes and Stations

Information Courtesy of the RTA.