Category Archives: Dubai Ferry Timings

Eid al Adha 2017

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Dubai Ferry Station

The RTA has announced details of all of the services that will run over the period of Eid al Adha 2017 for Dubai public transport services.

The Dubai Ferry will run all its standard services over the Eid period, with no changes to the schedule. You can see all of the routes and timings here.

The Eid al Adha holiday runs from Thursday 31st August until Sunday 3rd September 2017.

The ferries have a capacity of 100 people and may well get busy over the holiday period. Tickets can be purchased at ticket office at the relevant departure point but cannot be bought in advance.

It is advisable to get to the ferry terminal at least half an hour before the trip departs to ensure that you can get a ticket and get on board before the ferry departs.

All paid public parking in Dubai will be free over the holiday period (except multi storey car parks).

 

Dubai Ferry Timings for Eid al Fitr 2017

The RTA has announced the timings for the Dubai Ferry for the holiday of Eid al Fitr 2017.

Normal Timings

The ferry services will all return to their normal timings after some of them were suspended for Ramadan and you can see the specific details of the timings and trips here.

Additional Trip

In addition to the standard trips, a new trip has been added for Eid al Fitr which is a round trip service from Sheikh Zayed Road Station that will operate between 6pm and Midnight.

The trip lasts around an hour and the cost is the same as the standard trips that run from the Marina and Al Ghubaiba – i.e. 50 dirhams for Silver class and 75 dirhams for Gold class. It is free for under 5s and full price for over 5s.

It is a round trip that departs and returns to Sheikh Zayed Road Station and does not stop at any other marine stations.

A summary of the trips running throughout Eid is shown below:

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Dubai Ferry Ramadan Timings 2017

During the holy month of Ramadan the timings for the Dubai Ferry can change.

The RTA has announced the timings of the Dubai Ferry services for the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to start on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Dubai Ferry will operate from Al Ghubaiba Station at 11am and 6:30pm and from the Marina station at 11am, 5pm and 6:30pm.

This means that the afternoon services will not take place – i.e. the 1pm one way trips between Al Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina, and the 3pm circular trips, plus the 5pm trip from Al Ghubaiba.

Timings for the Ferry services in the Dubai Water Canal will also be restricted to the morning and evening sailings.

The sailings at 2.05pm from the Water Canal and midday from Al Jadaf stations will not run during Ramadan.

Dubai Ferry Services for 23 April 2017

The RTA have announced service timings for the various means of public transport including the Dubai Ferry, for the holiday of Isra W’al Miraj on 23rd April 2017.

The timings announced by the RTA show that there are no changes to the services that run every day on the ferry.

You can find full details on all of the ferry services here.

They have also announced that public parking in the Emirate will be free on that day (apart from the Fish Market parking and multi storey parking).

Dubai Water Canal Marine Station

With the commencement of services on the Dubai Ferry in the Dubai Water Canal, there have been a number of questions and comments on this site about those services and whether they are actually running.

The Dubai Water Canal is definitely a work in progress and there is still a lot of work to be done before the whole area along the canal is finished and it looks likely that this will take some time despite the work being ongoing right now.

However, the ferry services are running as advertised. Some of the stations may not be so easy to find as they seem to be in the middle of somewhat deserted areas, and the Dubai Water Canal Station is one of those, but it is there!

In terms of the Dubai Water Canal Station, you can approach it along the Beach Road from either side as it is pretty well signposted, but it is on the Deira side of the canal so that might be the approach of choice.

Once you take the slip road towards the sea, on the right side of the bridge that crosses the canal, you need to follow a bit of a winding path through somewhat deserted roads until you come to a small parking area just in front of the marine station.

The roads do look like they are still being built and the parking area is not too busy but you will see the Dubai Canal Marine Transport Station in front of you.

 

The current timings of the ferry from the Dubai Water Canal Station are as per below – please note that if they are changed in future, they will be updated on the Routes/Timings page so it is probably worth checking there for up to date information.

Ferry Direction 1 2 3
To Al Jaddaf 12:05 14:05 19:35
To Al Ghubaiba 11:50 13:50 19:20
To Dubai Marina 11:50 13:50 19:20

Eid al Adha 2016 Timings

During Eid al Adha the timings of Dubai Ferry do not normally change and 2016 is no exception with the same services running  at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6.30pm.

See the routes/timings page for details of each trip and whether it is a round trip or a trip between the two ferry stations.

Also remember that round trips only run where there are more than 10 passengers although during Eid it is likely that the trips will be reasonably busy so it may be best to arrive a little bit early to ensure you get a place on your selected trip.

Dubai Ferry Ramadan 2016 Timings

The RTA has announced the timings of the Dubai Ferry services for the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to start on 6th June 2016.

Dubai Ferry will operate from Al Ghubaiba Station at 11am and 6:30pm and from the Marina station at 11am, 5pm and 6:30pm.

This means that the afternoon services will not take place – i.e. the 1pm one way trips between Al Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina, and the 3pm circular trips.

Dubai Marine Ramadan Services
Dubai Marine Ramadan Services

Eid 2015 Timings

The RTA has announced the timings for the Dubai Ferry on the occasion of Eid al Fitr 2015 and they are as follows:

Al Ghubaiba Ferry Terminal

11am, 1pm and 6.30pm – trip to Marina
2.30pm to Al Mamzar (Thursday and Friday)
3pm and 5pm – One hour Round Trip

Marina Ferry Terminal

11am, 1pm and 6.30pm – trip to Al Ghubaiba
3pm and 5pm – One hour Round Trip – tourist route passing Atlantis

Al Mamzar Ferry Terminal

Thursday and Friday
4.30pm – One hour trip around Al Mamzar lake
6.00pm – Trip to Al Ghubaiba station

 

Dubai Ferry – Ramadan 2015 Timings

The RTA has announced the timings for the Dubai Ferry during the holy month of Ramadan 2015 and there are some changes to the schedule so you should check this out before embarking for a trip:

Most notably there is now only one ‘tourist trip’ running from Dubai Marina and the other trips are from Marina to Al Ghubaiba and vice versa.

Al Ghubaiba to Dubai Marina – 11am and 6.30pm

Dubai Marina to Al Ghubaiba – 11am and 6.30pm

Tourist Trip from Dubai Marina – 5pm

These trips run every day.