There are four daily routes to places such as the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the artificial island Jumeirah Palm, the majestic Atlantis Hotel, the ancient central neighborhood of Dubai Creek, Dubai Marina Mall, and the Al Ghubaiba area.
There are currently two routes, both lasting one hour:
- Route 1: introduces you to the old town of Dubai before heading for the main sights on the city's coast. The departure point is the Al Ghubaiba pier on the shores of Bur Dubai in Dubai Creek. This boat leaves every day at 5 pm and 7 pm.
- Route 2: Leaves from Dubai Marina, and follows an itinerary known as "The Walk". This route takes you alongside iconic Palm Jumeirah. This ferry sails every day at 9 a.m and 11 a.m.
The departure point for both routes is located next to the metro stop of the same name.
- Tourist ticket: 50 AED.
- First Class Ticket: 75 AED.
Children up to 10 years old have a 50% discount. You can pay in cash or by credit card.
These boats are relatively new, and, at first glance, this trip is an appealing one. However, in reality, there is only limited visibility from the side windows and if you want to enjoy a full view of the coastline you need to go out on the deck.
It is much more advisable to rent an abra boat privately for an hour to enjoy the views and a pleasant walk.