Dubai Water Transportation – Travel Guide
Dubai as a seaside port town and effective center for business activities, needs to transport goods and has always had a highly developed water transportation system. UAE water transportation includes water taxi, waterbus, dhows offering cruises and yacht rentals.
So do not miss to see and experience the water-life of Dubai.
If you want to escape the city’s traffic in style, taking the Dubai Water Taxi is the ideal choice. Travel to any of the 43 stations located all around the city while you enjoy the sweeping skyline views and get up-close to landmarks.
For more info, please call toll free No. 8009090 – Dubai RTA
Abras in Dubai
Abras are traditional means of water transport in the United Arab Emirates, considered as one of the oldest modes of transportation.
There are different types of Abras:
- The motorized Abra
- Rowing Abra’s
- Waterbus in Dubai
- Water Taxi in Dubai
- Dubai Ferry service by RTA UAE
- Hybrid 20-Seater Abra
The motorized Abra
Enjoy across Dubai Creek sides, linking by that Deira and Bur Dubai areas, for an affordable fare.
Abra operation times are from 5 AM till 12 midnight, while Abra Route 2 runs 24hour a day.
|Routes||Station||Working Hours||Distance||Estimated Trip Time||Tariffs and method of payment||Touristic Service|
|Route 1||From Deira Old Souk Abra Station to Bur Dubai AbraStation||6 am to 12 midnight||0.59 KM||5 Minutes||1 Dhs Per Passenger per trip , fare collection made by Abra operator.||The Abra chartered for Cruising (Dhs120 per hour at all stations|
|Route 2||From Sabkha Abra Station to Dubai Old Souk||24 Hours||0.68 KM||7 Minutes|
|Route 3||Alshandqa , lghubaiba , Alfehadi – Vice Versa.||3 pm to 11||1 Dhs Per Passenger per trip , fare collection made aboard by the Abra operator.||60 Dhs for the full boat for 30 minutes ride.
120 Dhs for the full boat for 60 minutes ride
Abra at Burj Khalifa
Hours of Operation : Working Hours: 5:45 pm – 11:30 pm.
Ticket Price: 65 Dhs per person.
Where to purchase the tickets? Tickets available at The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride kiosk located at the Fountain Promenade and the At the Top, Burj Khalifa ticket counter.
For Further information visit this link
4:00 pm – 12:00 pm.
50.00 Dhs per trip.
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
65 Dhs per person.
60 Dhs for the full boat for 30 minutes ride
120 Dhs for the full boat for 60 minutes ride
Times of service: Sunday to Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Times of service: Thursday to Saturday and public holidays from 2 pm – midnight
Ramadan Timing: 8.00 pm – 1.00am
Rowing Abra’s, manually rows-operated boats equipped with Asphalt-pitched side layers.
|Stations||Working hours||Tariffs and method of payment|
|Public Library station||5:00 AM – 8:00 AM
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
|The Abra can be chartered for Cruising in front of the creek (60 Dhs per hour)
|Creek Park Station||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Waterbus in Dubai
The Waterbus is a highly advanced and modern water transit service providing luxury, comfort and further destinations to its passengers.
|Water Bus (Dubai Creek)||Tariff||Working Hours||Frequency Time||Route Map|
|From Al Seef station to Baniyas to Dubai Old Suok – (Turns Back)||2 AED (per Trip).||Saturday To Thursday||Fridays and Public Holidays||15 minutes||View Map|
|7:00 am to 22:00 pm||10:00 am to 24 midnight|
* Traditional Abra will operate at Dubai Creek instead of Water Bus
|Water Bus (Dubai Marina)||Tariff||Route Map||Working Hours||Frequency Time|
|>Saturday To Thursday Thursday||Fridays and Public Holidays|
|Marina Promenade –Marina mall||3 AED||View Map||From 10:00 am to 11:00 pm||From 12:00 Midday to 12:00 Midnight||20 minutes
Peak times (4pm to 7pm) is 15 minutes
|Marina Promenade –Marina Walk||8 AED||View Map|
|Marina Promenade –Marina Terrace||11 AED||View Map|
|Marina Mall –Marina Walk||5 AED||View Map|
|Marina Mall –Marina Terrace||8 AED||View Map|
|Marina Walk –Marina Terrace||3 AED||View Map|
* Note: Total trip fare from Marina Promenade To Marina Terrace, Or vice versa is AED 11
One-Day Ticket for Water Bus Service at Dubai Marina is available. Click here to find out more.
Water Taxi in Dubai
Water Taxi is a luxury marine transport option. The Water Taxi will come to the station nearest to your location to ferry you across Dubai Creek and waterways anywhere you might wish.
Dial the toll-free number 8009090 for booking a water taxi in Dubai.
From 09:00 am to 10.00 pm
Tariffs and method of payment
- You can pay in cash or credit cards, fare collection made by the Water Taxi operator.
- The following table “Click Here” shows the cost of mobility between the Water Taxi stations.
- You can hire the Water Taxi at a rate of 400 dirham per hour in the route of your choice. It is now possible for Water Taxi riders to log on to RTA’s portal at any time, follow simple & short steps to book rides on the Water Taxi at the time they wish, for more details please click here.
Dubai Ferry service by RTA UAE
|Trips||About the Trip||Timings (24/7)||Pick up point||Fares||Route|
|Al Ghubaiba – Dubai Marina Mall||From Al Gubaiba to Marina.||11:00 ِAM, 1:00 PM,
|Al Gubaiba||AED 75 (Gold Ticket) 14 seats
AED 50 (Silver Ticket) 84 seats (2 seats for special needs)
50% discount for the above ticket for children between 2 – 10 years.
You can pay in cash or credit card; fare collection made onboard.Tickets are also available at Al mamzar, Al Ghabiaba and Marina Station
|View Trip Route|
|TOURISTIC TRIP (Evening Tea)||From Al Gubaiba station toward the floating bridge and then turns back to Al Gubaiba station.||03:00 PM||View Trip Route|
|Sunset Trip / Photography||While navigating Dubai’s waterways passengers can enjoy Dubai’s sunset & sightseeings onboard of Dubai Ferry.||05:00 PM||View Trip Route|
|Dubai Marina Mall – Al Ghubaiba||From Dubai Marina Mall station to Al Gubaiba station||11:00 ِAM, 1:00 PM,
|Marina Station||View Trip Route|
|Evening Tea||Hot beverages are served onboard, as Dubai’s water landmarks surround your seat on Dubai Ferry||03:00 PM||View Trip Route|
|Sightseeing & Photography||Passengers can enjoy Dubai’s sunset & the majestic landmarks onboard of Dubai Ferry .||05:00 PM||View Trip Route|
|Tourist round trip in Al Mamzar||Tourist round trip||On Request Prior 48 Hours||Al Mamzer Station||View Trip Route|
Dial RTA on 8009090 to book ride or to know further details
Hybrid 20-Seater Abra
Ticket Price only AED2 fare between 2 stations
Information Courtesy: RTA
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