Those commuting to Sharjah from Dubai or vice versa have some great news! You no longer have to scramble your way through jammed roads, thanks to the new ferry service that connects Dubai and Sharjah.
A new ferry service connecting Dubai and Sharjah has been launched, making the commute a smooth one! The daily ferry ride which kicks off from Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai was launched on Saturday. The marine line will end at Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah.
Tickets for the ferry ride are priced at:
Silver Class- AED 15
Gold Class- AED 25
Free for kids under five years and for people of determination
The transit time between Dubai and Sharjah is estimated as 35 minutes. Services are available every 30 minutes from 5:00 am – 9:00 am) and from 4 pm to 8.30 pm- Saturday to Sunday. The first trip from Dubai will depart at 5:15 am while the last trip is scheduled to leave at 8 pm. Similarly, the first trip from Sharjah will depart at 5:15 am while the last one will depart at 7:30 pm.
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: “The new marine transit line boosts cooperation between Dubai and Sharjah by offering more mobility options between the two emirates. It will ease the pressure on roads through offering a safe and quick marine transport solution.”
In addition, commuters using the ferry service are also offered free parking and bus shuttle service at the Sharjah Aquarium Marine Station. Currently there are nine ferries, operating in eight metro station including:
1. Al Ghubaiba
2. Al Marina Mall
3. Al Jadaf, Water Canal
4. Sheikh Zayed Road
5. Water Front, Marasi
6. Dubai Design District
As for the ferry’s interiors, expect nothing but the best! The ferry has the capacity to accommodate 125 riders, and is equipped with 110 life jackets and six safety life-buoys. The cockpit is fitted with instruments of international standards that measure the sea depth, and track routes. The ferry also boasts free Wifi facility for all commuters.