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Dubai New Year’s Eve Fireworks: A Spectacular Guide for Viewing from Dubai Ferry, Abra, or Water Taxi

As the countdown to the New Year begins, Dubai gears up for a dazzling celebration that culminates in a breathtaking fireworks display. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable vantage point, consider watching the festivities from the Dubai Ferry, abra, or water taxi.

Dubai New Year’s Eve Fireworks: A Spectacular Guide for Viewing from Dubai Ferry, Abra, or Water Taxi

The recent announcement by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveils an exclusive service catering to both residents and tourists, providing the opportunity to revel in the festivities with unparalleled views of the iconic Dubai skyline.

1. Dubai Ferry Delight

Step aboard the Dubai Ferry for a panoramic spectacle of the city’s skyline adorned with dazzling fireworks. This service offers a unique and dynamic perspective, allowing you to witness the transformation of Dubai into a canvas of lights as the clock strikes midnight.

Key Features:

  • Air-conditioned indoor seating, outdoor deck available.
  • Classes: Gold and Silver.
  • Capacity: Up to 98 passengers.
  • Departure Stations:
    • 10:00 pm: Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) Marine Transport Station.
    • 10:30 pm: Ghubaiba Marine Transport Station.
    • 10:30 pm: Bluewaters Station Marine Transport Station.
  • Ticket Costs:
    • Dh350 per person (Silver Class).
    • Dh525 per person (Gold Class).
  • Special Rates:
    • 50% discount for children aged 2-10 years.
    • Free for infants under two.

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2. Water Taxi

Indulge in luxury with a Water Taxi experience that promises not only comfort but also front-row seats to the grandeur of the New Year’s Eve fireworks. The Water Taxi provides a stylish and modern setting, ensuring a celebration filled with sophistication against the backdrop of Dubai’s stunning skyline.

Key Details:

  • Capacity:
    • Accommodates up to 20 passengers.
  • Departure Time: 1
    • 0:30 pm from Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) until 1:30 am the following day.
  • Cost:
    • Dh3,750 for the entire Water Taxi.
  • Special Offer:
    • Free for children under two.

3. Abra Adventure Unveiled

For those desiring a more traditional and intimate experience with the fireworks, the abra offers a charming option. Sail along the tranquil waters of Dubai, immersing yourself in the enchantment of New Year’s Eve celebrations up close on these iconic wooden boats. You can also enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the vantage point of a traditional abra. As per information available on the RTA website (rta.ae), you have the choice between an ‘open abra’ or an ‘air-conditioned (AC) abra.

Options:

Choose between an ‘Open abra’ or an ‘Air-conditioned (AC) abra.’

  • Stations:
    • Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) Marine Transport Station.
    • Al Jaddaf Marine Transport Station.
    • Al Fahidi Marine Transport Station.
    • Al Ghubaiba Marine Transport Station.
  • AC Abra Availability:
    • AC abra services are available at Marina Mall (Dubai Marina), Al Jaddaf, and Al Fahidi.
  • Timings:
  • 10:30 pm: Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) Marine Transport Station.
  • 10:00 pm: Al Jaddaf Marine Transport Station.
  • 10:30 pm: Al Fahidi Marine Transport Station.
  • Cost:
    • Dh150 per person. Free for children under two.

How to Book:

  1. Go to marine.rta.ae.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Area’ section and select ‘New Year Trip.’
  3. Choose your preferred mode of transport and route.
  4. Select the timing that suits your schedule.
  5. Enter the required ticket details, specify your class preference, and provide personal information.
  6. Confirm your choices and proceed to pay securely online using a credit or debit card.

For the most accurate and up-to-date instructions, please visit the website directly or contact the relevant customer service.

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