The RTA has announced the following timings for the Dubai Ferry over New Year:
“The timing of the Dubai Ferry service during the New Year’s holiday will be as follows: Mamzar Station at 04:30 pm, and 6 pm, Marina Station at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 06:00 pm and 10:00 pm, in addition to a special journey up to 3 am to witness fireworks in celebration of the New Year. At Al Ghubaiba Station the Ferry will start journeys at 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, and 6:30 pm. During Al Mawlid Al Nabawi holidays, the Ferry will operate journeys at Mamzar Station at 4:30 pm and 6 pm, Marina Station at 11 pm, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, and 6:30 pm, and Al Ghubaiba Station at 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 6:30 pm.
Details have now been announced on the Dubai Ferry trip for New Years Eve 2014 which will run at 10pm from the Dubai Marina station. Tickets will cost 200 dirhams for silver class and 300 dirhams for gold class and these can be bought in advance from the ferry terminal itself which is near Marina Mall. Tickets for under twos are free and children get a 50% discount.
The trip will last 3 hours and will anchor off the Burj al Arab in order to view the fireworks. Tickets are likely to sell out fast so it is advisable to book as soon as possible.
You can contact the RTA on their free number 800 9090 for more information.
If the Dubai Ferry is booked then it may be worth taking a trip on an abra – there will be trips running at 11pm from the Dubai Festival city abra station which last an hour and give you a view of the creek.