Explore Dubai Landmarks by Water

For those planning a visit in Dubai and would like to see the city landscape in a different perspective, you can give Dubai Ferry a try.

Palm Jumeirah with Burj Al Arab- view from Burj Khalifa deck with the lens
Though the best way to see the shape of the Palm Island - Palm Jumeirah are:

1. Clear day at the observation deck of Burj Khalifa
{It's always more than three times cheaper when booking ticket reservations for the viewing deck   appointment online- Click here }

2. Skydiving at the top of the Palm Jumeirah via Skydive Dubai 

3. Third option is on board the marine transport, Dubai Ferry at Dubai Marina Station.

Note: We did not take the ferry because we wanted to explore the Dubai Creek with a smaller boat so we took another mode of water transportation which I will discuss in another post. However, I'd like to share this in case you'd prefer watching the skyline of Dubai on water.

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been developing the marine transportation for the last several years, upgrading it, making it more accessible to the public. They have recently launched a new ferry route connecting the existing ones to Al Ghubaiba Station (next to Heritage Village, Bur Dubai side of the creek).

According to Gulf News , these 32 meter length boats cover a duration of one-hour traveling at a speed of 24 knots/hour. There is a separate enclosure for 14 Gold Class Seats.

For more information, below is the RTA brochure which includes, fares, landmarks and a clearer illustration of the map I've shown above.

There are two routes:
  1. Al Ghubaiba Station to Burj Al Arab and back - Exploring Old Dubai
  2. Dubai Marina Mall Station to Palm Jumeirah and back- Exploring New Dubai
Have a great Saturday everyone!

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  1. I've always wanted to try sky diving. Maybe I'll come to Dubai to do it. :)

  2. Good suggestions! I love the adrenaline rush of skydiving :) xA

  3. I've always wanted to go there and check out all these places!

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