The one hour 20 minute journey will come with some brilliant views of the Palm Islands and Downtown skyline…

Want to get from Dubai Marina to Downtown but avoid all the Sheikh Zayed Road traffic? Well, now you can – thanks to the launch of an exclusive ferry service that will link The Dubai Mall and Duba Marina Mall.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the route today, Wednesday January 9.

But there’s no water near The Dubai Mall, we hear you say. Well you’re right. So, the route will depart from Dubai Marina ferry station, located behind Dubai Marina Mall, and arrive into Al Wajeha Al Maeyah station, which is on the Dubai Canal near Burj Views. From there, a complimentary shuttle service will take guests to and from The Dubai Mall.

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The whole route will take around one hour and twenty minutes each way, and will offer residents and visitors a new way to see the city skyline, taking in views of The Palm Islands, Downtown skyscrapers and Dubai Canal.

Tickets are priced at Dhs68.25 per adlult and Dhs52.50 for children aged 5 to 12. Tickets can be purchased from service desks at both malls, ferry stations or from

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