Dubai boasts a variety of transportation means. With the Dubai Metro, the Dubai Tram, the Dubai Bus, the Dubai Taxi, the Dubai Monorail, and the Dubai Trolley, among other means, getting around Dubai is easy. In this article, the nub’s how to get from Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah and/or Burj Al Arab.
First up, the distance between Dubai Marina and Atlantis The Palm by road is about 10.3 km while that between Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab is about 8.3 km.
How To Get to Palm Jumeirah & Atlantis from Dubai Marina by The Tram
Getting to Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis from Dubai Marina is very easy.
At Dubai Marina, go to the Tram’s station nearest to you and board the tram headed northwest or Al Sufouh. Dubai Marina has about 6 stations which include Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 1, Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station 2, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Marina Mall Station, Dubai Marina Station, and Marina Towers Station. See the map below.
Alight at Palm Jumeirah Tram Station at Al Sufouh. Remember to check in while boarding the tram and check out while alighting from it. Here, you’re already at the Palm. You can get where you’re going in it via the Dubai Taxi or the Dubai Monorail
Which transport means is better of the foregoing two? While the monorail’s more inexpensive, your destination in the Island will largely determine which you’d take. If you’re going to “Atlantis, The Palm”, “the Aquaventure”, “Al Ittihad Park”, or “the Golden Mile Galleria”, your best fit would be the Dubai Monorail. You can get the monorail at the Gateway Station at the foot of the Palm.
If you’re going to the Atlantis The Palm, or the Aquaventure, you’d take the monorail to the Atlantis Aquaventure Station at the crescent of the Palm. Your fare would be AED 20 for a one-way trip and AED 30 for a round trip.
If however you’re going to the Al Ittihad Park, or the Golden Mile Galleria, you’d take the monorail to Al Ittihad Park Station. Your fare is AED 10 for a one-way trip and AED 15 for a round trip.
You could also get into the Island from the Tram’s station (where you’ve supposedly alighted) in a taxi, although the monorail is preferred, in that it is more inexpensive and offers a relatively aerial view of the Palm.
The taxi is your best fit when you’re going to a place in the Archipelago that’s far from the monorail’s stations. See the monorail’s stations
How To Get to Burj Al Arab from Dubai Marina
The tram’s route doesn’t reach Burj Al Arab but ends at Al Sufouh. In this way, it will be straightforward to cover the whole distance in a taxi. It won’t be very wise to cover some of the distance in the tram and then the rest in the taxi chiefly because Dubai taxis charge a starting fee of AED 8 in the day and AED 9 at night.
The bus seem not to cover the distance between Al Sufouh and Burj Al Arab. That’d have been completely cost-effective.
How To Get from Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab by The Taxi
This is very easy. Get on the roadside and get a taxi, among other ways, by gesticulating to an available one. They drive by. You can also board a taxi by calling any of +971 4 208 0808 (04 2080808), 800 272242, 800 227789, 600 566000, 600 566000 and 600 543322.
Aboard, tell the driver your destination. Whether it’s the Atlantis, somewhere else in the Palm or Burj Al Arab, that’d serve. Note that the taxis with pink roofs are exclusive to women. A man can only enter when a woman leads the way. There’s a lot about Dubai Taxi, so I strongly recommend you read about how they function here.
Your fare would be the starting fee of AED 8 or 9 plus AED 1.82 per km times the total distance of covered. Use Rome2Rio.com or some of Dubai transport apps to determine the total distance you’d cover and calculate your total distance. Mind that if your taxi passes a toll gate on your journey, you pay a fee (AED 4) called Salik.