Dubai Ferry – New Year’s Eve 2018/19

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled special offers and fine services involving a highly enjoyable experience of spectacular fireworks on the New Year ’s Eve (Monday 31 December 2018) aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Waterbus and Abra). The event underlines RTA’s efforts to bring joy and entertainment to various residences, visitors and tourists descending on Dubai from all over the world to celebrate this annual event.

“This service is offered in the context of RTA’s continuous efforts to engage with customers and offer them a superb opportunity to savour the thrilling fireworks display of the city on the New Year’s Eve, while on aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Water Bus and Abra). Watching the stunning fireworks from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis during a charming tour of the Dubai Waterfront is bound to bring unforgettable memories to marine transit riders including residents, visitors and tourists,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

Individuals interested in availing this service can call RTA’s dial-free number (8009090) or mobile phone number 050-7932662 to learn more about the Water Bus, Dubai Ferry and abra journeys. Dubai Ferry cruises will start from 09:30 pm on the New Year’s Eve and continue up to 01:30 am. The Water Bus and abra trips will start at 10:30 pm and end at 01:30 am. The Water Bus service will offer service from the Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) Station at a fare of AED 125 for adults, children under 2 for free.

Dubai Ferry trips will start the journey from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station, and Al Seef Station (Dubai Creek). The fare is AED300 for silver class and AED450 for gold class, with 50% discount for children aged 2 to 10, and free for infants (less than two). Abra will start the journey from Dubai Festival City, Jaddaf Station and Ghubaiba Station at a fare of AED 125 for adults, and free for infants less than 2 years.

 “RTA would wish to avail this opportunity to share the joyful moments with jubilant celebrators of the New Year. Dubai would be turned out in a festive gear in places like the iconic Burj Khalifa; the tallest building in the world and the Dubai Water Canal. The service displays RTA’s excellent marine transit services on the day, and its efforts to bring happiness to customers, especially marine transport riders,” added Bahrozyan.

“The Dubai Ferry, Water Bus, and the abras have special appeal to Dubai residents, visitors and tourists, thanks to the attractive coastal line of the city, which boasts of an array of fabulous tourist icons such as the World Islands, Nakheel Islands, and the Dubai Water Canal among other tourist destinations and deluxe hotels. The launch of this premium service will add fresh momentum to the marine transit modes during the event,” concluded Bahrozyan.

6 thoughts on “Dubai Ferry – New Year’s Eve 2018/19”

    1. Services are running from Sharjah Aquarium Marine station – use the same contact details shown above to enquire/book.

  1. Hi,

    I would like to book 3 tickets for the Water Bus for the New Years Eve scheduled to depart from Dubai Marina. How can I book the same online?

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