The Dubai Ferry is a relatively recent addition to the Emirate’s expanding public and tourist transport system and is being constantly improved and expanded.
In the last few years Dubai has seen the opening of the Dubai Metro, the Palm Monorail and last year the Dubai Tram also opened to the public.
In most countries the term ‘ferry’ would imply a boat that takes you from one place to another for more of a public transport purpose. However, although the Dubai Ferry is run by the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority), the Ferry is more of a tourist trip as there are four trips that are run on the Dubai Ferry that start at the ferry station, tour round areas of local interest, and return to the same station, with each trip lasting for an hour.
There are a number of stations served by the Dubai Ferry at either end of Dubai in Al Ghubaiba, Dubai Marina and also some stations running through the Dubai Water Canal.