Free shuttle bus to Souk Al Marfa
Souk Al Marfa, the new Waterfront Wholesale Market in Dubai is located on the Dubai creek. It is strategically located north of Dubai in Deira Islands, but in close proximity to the Dubai airport, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates.
Souk Al Marfa joins forces with the Marine Agency for Wooden Dhows, as part of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and launches free shuttle bus service from Deira Wharfage to Souk Al Marfa. Absolutely free of cost, this shuttle service will start from today and is beneficial for those who want to explore Souk Al Marfa.
The free shuttle bus service will pick visitors from Deira Wharfage and drops them at Souk Al Marfa, everyday from Sunday to Thursday at 12:30pm and Friday at 2pm. The drop off shuttle back to Deira Wharfage, will be at 6:30pm daily. The commute time between the two destinations is 12-minutes only.
Souk Al Marfa stretches for 1.9km along the waterfront of Deira islands, consisting of four man-made islands. The indoor shopping destination is fully air-conditioned and is home to over 400 shops selling everything from carpets, lights, spices, clothing, electronics, as well as the authentic Thai Market offering street food, handicrafts and clothing. The shuttle service will grant dhow passengers, operators and traders travelling from neighboring countries up to five hours of leisure time to shop, dine and explore Souk Al Marfa during their travel journeys.
“We are proud to be joining forces with the Marine Agency for Wooden Dhows, to extend transportation services to Dhow passengers and traders to Souk Al Marfa for an all-encompassing shopping and dining experience. This is in line with our ongoing efforts to ease accessibility to Souk Al Marfa, following the launch of the RTA bus service, as well as the RTA Abra and Ferry station.”, said Muath Abdulqader Alrais, General Manager at Souk Al Marfa.
“Souk Al Marfa is one of UAE’s largest wholesale souks and waterfront destinations, and Dubai excels in the movement of goods globally through its port facilities. At the Marine Agency, we are committed to providing a vibrant centralised trader experience to support the global stream of economic development for the UAE.” reported Mahmood Amin, CEO of Marine Agency for Wooden Dhows.
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Souk Al Marfa operating hours
The souk is open from:
Monday to Thursday, 12:00PM to 12:00AM
Friday to Sunday, 12:00PM to 02:00AM.