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The new Dubai Ferry service will shuttle tourists and Emaar residents who want to take an environment-friendly way to explore the city. Senior officials of RTA and Emaar attended the inauguration, building on an agreement between the transport agency and At The Top, Burj Khalifa.
RTA Launches Dubai Marina – The Dubai Mall Ferry Route
The RTA currently operates nine ferryboats, all of which shuttle between eight stations, namely: Al Wajeha Al Maeyah, Dubai Design District, Ghubaiba, Jaddaf, Marasi, Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Water Canal. It also provides charter service for those who’d like private tours.
Based on an RTA press release, the new ferry service:
- Takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes (one way)
- Offers spectacular views of Dubai: skyscrapers, The Palm Islands, and many more!
- Shuttles between the Dubai Marina ferry station (behind Dubai Marina Mall) and Al Wajeha Al Maeyah station, where a complimentary shuttle will take passengers to The Dubai Mall.
A Remarkable Addition to Dubai
“The marine transport network of Dubai is gaining considerable interest among visitors and residents, especially following the ongoing promotion of the Dubai Ferry service by At the Top, Burj Khalifa,” stated Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“The new service will add to the delight of users, who can cover two of the most popular malls effortlessly while enjoying scenic vistas of the city,” he declared.
Likewise, the Executive Director of Group Operations at Emaar Properties, Ahmed Al Falasi, shared: “The new ferry service is a remarkable addition that will add to the touristic attractions in the city. Following the promotion of Dubai Ferry to visitors and tourist groups touring At the Top, Burj Khalifa, we had seen a growing interest in using the ferry service.”
“Now, with this exclusive service for Emaar’s visitors, residents, and tourist groups, they have the added convenience of touring to two of the city’s most popular lifestyle destinations,” he added.
Ticket Costs & Purchase Outlets
If you are interested in trying out the new Dubai Ferry route, you can buy tickets from:
- Service desks at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall
- At the Top, Burj Khalifa and through their official website
- Any of the Dubai Ferry stations
Ticket prices (per head) are as follows:
- Adult – AED 68.25
- Children (5 to 12 years) – AED 52.50
Here is a video featuring the inauguration of the new ferry, shared by @RTA_Dubai on Twitter:
— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) January 9, 2019
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Whether you are new in Dubai or have been living here for quite a while, it’s always exciting to explore the city from a different perspective. Aside from showcasing the sights of this beautiful city, the new ferry service transports passengers to two famous shopping destinations. Awesome!