Public transportation here in Abu Dhabi is not limited to buses and taxis. You can also use a ferry to travel to your preferred place if it’s unreachable by other means of transportation. If you are not familiar with how the ferry services work in this city, continue reading the rest of this article to know more.
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For expats who have not experienced riding on a ferry, it’s time for you to catch one and head to your desired destination. Like any other city or country, Abu Dhabi offers everyone to take a ferry on the way to Delma—a stunning island located at the heart of the Persian Gulf. If you haven’t gone to this place yet, you might want to include Delma in the list of your travel destinations. To help you out, here’s your guide to using ferry services in this beautiful city of Abu Dhabi.
What’s exciting about Delma?
- Delma is an island with about 10,000 residents. The place is not that populous, leaving more rooms for tourists and expats like you.
- The island features more than 20 archeological sites.
- If you want to look back to the Late Stone age or Neolithic Period, this is the perfect island for you.
- Apart from airplanes, you can reach the island via ferry.
How much is the fare?
Tickets to Delma via ferries cost about:
- AED 100 for one vehicle
- AED 20 for passengers 12 years old and beyond
- Free for passengers below 12 years old
When does the ferry leave and arrives?
It’s important to note that there are only two passenger and vehicle ferries going back and forth to Delma Island. These ferries travel between Delma Island Port and Jabal Al Dhanna (Mugharraq) repeatedly. So if you want to go to this island in one day, it’s possible to go back home within the day.
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From Mugharraq Port to Delma Island Port
Trip No. 1 – 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 2 – 1:30 AM to 3:15 PM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 3 – 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 1 – 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM on Fridays
Trip No. 2 – 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on Fridays
From Delma Island Port to Mugharraq
Trip No. 1 – 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 2 – 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 3 – 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM from Saturday to Thursday
Trip No. 1 – 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM on Fridays
Trip No. 2 – 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM on Fridays
Just like when you’re utilizing the bus service here in Abu Dhabi, you should head to the ferry port 15 minutes before your actual schedule. This is so you can reserve your slot in case there is a long line. Without prior notice, the ferry schedule can change anytime due to weather conditions, which is why you should always ask for the ferry management’s advice when you’re taking a trip. You can contact them through +97126667776.