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Dubai Marina – Old Town


Duration 2 Hours
Operated by RTA
Distance 30 miles, 50 km
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Destination(s) 🇦🇪 Dubai

The ferry service from Dubai Marina to Dubai Old Town offers a scenic and convenient transportation option, allowing passengers to traverse the city’s modern waterfront to its charming historic district.

Product is rated as #1 in category Dubai

A brilliant way to see the famous Dubai Skyline on a $10 – $25 budget. You can book several different tickets for this ferry as it's offered in various ways by various companies. We covered everything in this guide so you know which one to take, where to dock, and what it will cost.

In Dubai, the view isn't always clear; with this ferry from the water, the sights are a bit better, and on average, you can take excellent and sharp pictures of the skyscrapers on the Dubai skyline.
  • For the best experience, book this ferry at night! The view is fabulous!
  • This ferry is not really for locals, but more of a tourist boat trip and a very nice one, on that matter!
  • You buy your ticket at a kiosk near the Dubai Mall entrance.
  • You can order food and drinks on this route's (modern) ferry vessels.
  • The right-hand side is the preferred place to get seated! (if you remain indoors, however, most people on this ferry go outside quickly, and so will you!)
  • There are trips around 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm. (Though this changes, you can check it out here, also see the image below)
  • Departure Harbor: Dubai Marina (Outside of the Dubai Mall, be there half an hour earlier since this route is popular)
  • Destination: Old Town (to the metro station: Al Ghubaiba)
  • Views: Stunning Dubai skyline
Dubai Mall: where you buy the tickets and leave for Al Ghubaiba

Luxurious alternatives to this ferry

Same kind of route, Dubai from the water, but the more luxurious options. (Mostly because of diner and such)

Route Map

The map includes detailed information about the ferry lines from Dubai Marina to Old Town.

Dubai Marina – Old Town
Dubai Marina – Old Town