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 (31st December) 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.

This year is no exception and the RTA has in fact increased the number of trips that it will be running for 31st December 2017 by laying on extra boats at additional locations.

Trip Details

The RTA has announced that the trips will run from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station, Dubai Festival City Station (Dubai Creek) and Sheikh Zayed Road Station (Dubai Water Canal). However, there is no ferry stop at Festival City so we are checking to see if this is actually from Al Jadaf.

The trips all commence at 9pm (with boarding from 8.30pm) and go on until 1.30am allowing passengers a full evening’s viewing of the festivities from the water.

Last year there was no seating on the ferry trips so this may well be the case this year too.


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.

This year details have been announced earlier than usual which gives people more time to book.

Ticket prices are 300 AED for silver class tickets and 450 AED for gold class. Children between 2 and 10 years old pay half price and under 2s go free.

If you want to buy your tickets then you need to go to the relevant departure point where you wish to take the trip and book at the ticket office there.

There is no other way of booking at the moment. If you are not in the country at present then you will need to find someone to book for you.

You can get further information about the trips by calling the RTA on the toll free number 800 9090 or else use the mobile number 050 7932662.

This year is set to be bigger and better than ever!


UPDATE: There are refreshments available on board to purchase as there is a small refreshment bar on the Ferries. You can also bring your own small snacks and soft drinks with you. There is no meal included in the ticket price.


13 thoughts on “Dubai Ferry – New Years Eve 2017/18”

  1. Hello Admin
    Any plans to experience the New years Eve and fireworks this 31Dec2018 on board the ferry. Please share some details. Thanks.

    1. Hi Munish, yes i am sure there will be a similar opportunity this year, we will update with details as soon as we have them.

  2. I made a booking for NEW YEAR EVE ferry, will there be food served on board?
    Are we allowed to bring food and soft drinks on board

  3. I am from Saudi Arabia; i am coming to celebrate 2018 New year. i am interested to have the Full Program.

    Please share with me the Food Menu and point of Pick and Drop.

    1. Hi, you can get more details if you ring the numbers above. Pick up and drop off points are shown above (all are round trips). There is not normally food served but there is usually a refreshment service available.

  4. I’m coming with my family for New year!! Form where and when can I get tickets??? Can I book online?? I will be reaching dubai on 27th December.. so how should I take this ride??

  5. Hello! I am looking forward to book the ticket .But I have two questions .
    1. I want to get on at dubai marine station ,which station to get off
    2. How should I pay money
    3.Is it must use telephone to book ?Do you have other method to book

    1. Hi, all the trips are round trips so that depart and arrive from the same station. You will need to call one of the numbers shown to book tickets.

  6. Thank you. We look forward to booking our tickets for the ferry for Dec 31- Jan 1 2018 New Year celebrations.

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