Dubai Ferry Tickets

There are two types of tickets available on the Dubai Ferry depending on which class you choose to travel in – silver or gold class.

Ticket Prices


Route Ticket Price – Silver Ticket Price – Gold
Al Ghubaiba to Dubai Marina 50 Dirhams 75 Dirhams
Dubai Marina to Al Ghubaiba 50 Dirhams 75 Dirhams
Dubai Marina Circular Trip 50 Dirhams 75 Dirhams
Al Ghubaiba Circular Trip 50 Dirhams 75 Dirhams
Al Ghubaiba to Sharjah Aquarium and vice versa  15 Dirhams 25 Dirhams
Al Ghubaiba to Dubai Canal Station or Vice Versa

Dubai Marina to Dubai Canal Station or Vice Versa

25 Dirhams 35 Dirhams

There is also a family ticket bundle available as follows:

Touristic Trips Ticket Price – Silver Ticket Price – Gold
Family Bundle (2 adults and 2 children) 140 Dirhams 210 Dirhams

Dubai Water Canal

The ferry is no longer running along Dubai Water Canal and the service has been changed to the Dubai Water Bus. Tickets are 2 dirhams per stop.

Gold Class
The gold class (of which there are 14 seats) is at the front of the boat in a separate area with more comfortable seats.

Silver Class
The Silver class seats (of which there are 84)  are in the main body of the boat and from here you also have access to the outside area at the back of the boat. Gold Class customers can also use this area if they wish.

The exterior area of the ferry which is accessible from the Silver Class cabin.
The exterior area of the ferry which is accessible from the Silver Class cabin.

Children under 5 years old travel for free on the Dubai Ferry. Children aged 5 years or over pay the full adult ticket price. It is possible to use a pushchair on the Dubai Ferry.

Buying Tickets

You can buy your Dubai Ferry Tickets at the ferry terminus (each one has its own ticket office right next to where the ferry departs) and they can be paid for by either cash, debit or credit card or Nol card. Your Nol card will need to be charged up with the full fare beforehand.

You can also buy tickets from the RTA website.

The tourist trips run for around an hour so this is a quite good value for a tour of the Dubai coastline.

There are also two spaces available for wheelchair users in the silver class area of the ferry.

The Dubai Ferry is also available for private hire – contact the RTA on 800 9090 for further information.

508 thoughts on “Dubai Ferry Tickets”

  1. Dear I have to come from Deira so how can come n visit this ferry means where I have to come from metro n land please advise

  2. If I will go to Al Ghubaiba to Marina Mall Feyy Trip, Can Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeira Will cover or We can see the this Places ?

  3. This is very good afordable service for every one and every one can enjoy nice trip💖.but i am deeply requist to authorty they start as soon as this service for other emirates like abu dhabi Fujirah Ras al khimah via sharjah ajman and umm al queen.

  4. Hi,

    Is there any option to sail form Dubai Marina to Dubai Canal or Al Ghubaiba before 1pm? Maybe around 11am?


  5. Hello,

    I try to bye 4 tickets to the ferry from Dubai Marina to Dubai Creek for this Wednesday at 1.00 pm. But i’ve tried three different credit cards to pay for the tickets and not one is accepted. Can I also buy the tickets at the departure station or is the chance big that there will be no more tickets available?

    1. Apologies for the delay in replying, yes you can buy tickets at the ferry terminal, just get there 30 minutes before if it is a day that is likely to be busy.

  6. I would like to book two adults, three children (ages 13, 11, and 5) for the Dubai Marina circular tour at 11:30 a.m. I’m not seeing this option in the drop-down menu…can you tell me what to put into the system to find these tickets? Thank you!

  7. Good evening, is the fare for Dubai ferry included, when we have the Silver Nol Card 7-day-pass? Thanks

  8. Hi, i want to buy ferry tickets online by rta website. Everything is ok, until i have to type my number of phone. Now i haven’t dubai sim card. Is it possible to skip this mobile number or type my european number ?

    1. Hi, the system I would say is slightly flawed for those who do not have a UAE mobile number so I would say you if you want to buy online then you will need to just enter a number in the format 971 50 1112222 and you will be taken to payment. You may want to check that tickets are sent by email and not text though as we do not have that information at present. You can of course buy tickets at the marine transport stations at the time of the trip as long as the trip is not fully booked which is only likely to happen at peak times.

  9. Hi,
    Is the ferry will stop at Bluewater (at 1.20pm for route 1) to drop off the passenger or is it the ferry just pass by the Bluewaters and continue sailing to Dubai Canal?

  10. Is there a marine station from Creek Harbour marine station to the other side near Jaddaf metro station?
    If so, how much is the ticket, thank you

    1. Hi Sam, there used to be a route from Dubai Canal Station to Al Jadaf but unfortunately this was stopped a while ago and we haven’t heard of when or if it might be reinstated.

  11. Why do you not accept German (foreign?) credit cards (I have tried both Visa and MasterCard)? Both cards have been used in the UAE without any problems.
    Transaction Status – FAILURE – Processor – Payment Page Data state failed (C13 – Card blocked for transaction) (6849)

  12. Your FAQ page directs you to Burj Khalifa website for buying tickets online, but there are no options for purchasing ferry ticket there…
    I went to RTA website to purchase ferry ticket, but the page won’t accept USA telephone #…
    I guess there are no way for USA residents to get ferry ticket online…

    1. Hi Jin, yes the tickets on the Burj Khalifa site seem to come and go. I think the RTA link is elsewhere on the site so I will add it in here. Yes you might need to wait until you get here to book or else UAE numbers often begin 050 XXX XXXX.

      1. Is it reliable to book online for abra or ferry transport?
        Do they send pdf ticket or how can we show the proof of ticket at station?
        I don’t want to stand in queues so I want to book online. Please clarify.

  13. Is it not possible to go by ferry from Al Ghubaiba to Marina Dubai? I wanted to book this way, but it was only the way from Marina to Al Ghubaiba possible.

  14. Hi dear all. I’d like to know which one of these options circulates around the Burj al Arab and the Atlantis. And what time does the ferry departure? Best regards.

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