We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Dubai Ferry
Ranked #45 of 416 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I caught the RTA Marina Ferry trip from just outside the back of the Marina Mall. For 50 AED I thought this was exceptional value. The ferry takes a route around the marina, past the skyscrapers and up past the Palm Jumeirah to Atlantis, where it turns and returns. The views of the Dubai skyline were stunning. The ferry (Catamaran) was cool inside yet quite exciting outside when it went at full speed. Loads to see. Great value. Would 100% recommend. They do another route from Dubai Creek, which wasn't quite as scenic but still, in my opinion, worth the 50 AED.

4  Thank aroomsomewhere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (442)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

290 - 294 of 442 reviews

Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

You are going in to the middle of the sea to see the "nothing". Worst trip ever. Wasted 50aed. Would prefer to sleep at hotel.

4  Thank mtabur
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We took the Dubai Ferry today from Dubai Marina to Atlantis and back. The trip lasted 1 hour and cost 50 Aed each for adults and children tickets receive 50% discount. The boat is fully air conditioned with a bar on board serving drinks and snacks. We really enjoyed the views of the marina and skylines of Dubai - there is some commentary on board but not too much.

The only point to note is that the trip needs 5 passengers to run. I had tried to take the trip the day before but there were not enough tickets sold. So best to check with RTA if you intend to travel a distance to pick up the ferry Tel 800 90 90.

There are also 2 routes Dubai Marina round trip to Atlantis and Al Ghubaiba round trip to the World. On Fridays there is a special trip that runs from one point to the other e.g. Dubai Marina to Al Ghubaiba and visa versa.

6  Thank ianthy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fabulous views from ferry looking back at Dubai skyline, unbelievable scenery, good photographic opportunities. Passing the Atlantis Hotel , could sit inside or stand on deck if necessary. was well worth the cost which wasn't very much considering the fantastic views.

2  Thank blacknanny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Booked a silver class ticket for the Dubai ferry experience. (50aed) location is near the Marina Mall, a 5 minute walk from the mall. Exit onto the promenade from the mall and head towards the carrefour supermarket and you are on the right track. Went for the 5pm trip. The previous one was at 330pm. Was advised to arrive 10 minutes earlyto board. Had purchased tickets earlier that day. The carriage was almost empty and was nice and cool inside. Once it set off most people exited from the back and enjoyed the whole journey at the back of the boat. Amazing views. Including the Atlantis The Palm. Also had a good view of some sky divers during their landing which was enjoyable. Some good picture moments with beautiful buildings in the background. Well worth a visit if you have been to dubai before and would like to try something different.

5  Thank Shabz R
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Travelers who viewed Dubai Ferry also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Been to Dubai Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing