Emirates NBD Free Ferry Trip

Emirates NBD Go4It Credit Card

For those people who have an Emirates NBD Go4It Credit Card, you can avail of a free ride on the Dubai Ferry either from Al Ghubaiba or the Marina and the details are shown below.

This information is from the Emirates NBD Website and is subject to change so please check before you travel.

There is also conflicting information about how many free tickets you can get and how often so please check with Emirates NBD.

One part of the Emirates NBD website is as follows:

Whereas there is also the following information:

Emirates NBD Free Ferry Ride

Free rides on Dubai Ferry

Experience the scenic sites and greatest landmarks of Dubai in an all new way with the RTA Dubai Ferry.

The Dubai Ferry takes round trips on the waterfront route providing incredible views of landmarks such as Old Bastakiya, Gold Souk, Jumeirah beach, World Islands, Burj Al Arab and others.

The Dubai Ferry is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Your Go4it Card entitles you and one accompanying guest to a free ride on the Dubai Ferry. The Go4it Platinum provides a free ride in the Business class (Gold ticket). The Go4it Gold provides a free ride in the Economy class (Silver ticket).
The exclusive rides for Go4it Cardholders are as per below schedule.

Route Description Schedule

F1 Round trip from Al Ghubaiba water transport station up to the area close to Burj Al Arab – 2 pm, 2nd Friday of the month

F2 Round trip from Marina Mall water transport station up to area close to the Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah – 2 pm, 4th Friday of the month

To avail of the benefit, you may arrive at the aforementioned station on any of the scheduled days. Entry is allowed on a first-come first-serve basis on presenting the Go4it Card.

The Dubai Ferry has a maximum capacity of 100 seats per trip (Economy 84, Business 14, Disabled 2). Additional guests will be charged as per the normal applicable rates of Dubai Ferry. Trip duration is approximately 1 hour. Ferry operation is subject to fair sea conditions.

You can also use your credit (and the debit) card as a Nol card to pay your transportation fares and parking tickets.

See the Emirates NBD website for more information on all of the benefits.

Dubai Ferry – New Years Eve 2017/18

dubai ferry new year 2017/18
The RTA runs ferry trips at New Year to see the fireworks in Dubai
New Years Eve

Every year the RTA run special ferry trips for New Years Eve to enable passengers to get a good view of the festivities that are happening over the Emirate and in particular the fireworks at the various venues. We expect there to be trips run on Dubai Ferry on New Years Eve 2017/18.


Tickets for these New Year ferry trips often sell out very fast and we get many queries on this website about how and when people can buy tickets for New Years Eve in Dubai.

However, it has been the case for the last few years (in fact for as long as these trips have been running) that the RTA only release information about the New Year ferry trips in the week before the date.

Tickets usually have to be purchased from the departure point or there is a number you can call to book.

We currently do not have the information for the Dubai Ferry for New Years Eve 2018/19 but we will update the site as soon as we can with details.

Last Year

This is the information from last year (2016/17)  which may or may not be the same for this year:

There are three sailings from the Marina, Al Ghubaiba  and Dubai water Canal stations.

Boarding  starts at 8:30 PM and the ferry leaves at 9 PM. It returns at 1:30 AM.

Prices are 300 dirhams for silver class and 450 dirhams for gold class.

Prices for children aged between two and 10 years old will be 50% of the adult price.  Children under two travel free.

There will be no seating on the ferry.

You can book your tickets from the relevant marine station from today or you can phone the RTA on 800 9090 or mobile number 056-2190276 for more information.