Naina Shahani 21 Feb 2018 AT 12:22 PM

Travel between Sharjah and Dubai could soon get a lot easier

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Naina Shahani 21 Feb 2018 AT 12:22 PM
Travel between Sharjah and Dubai could soon get a lot easier
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Dubai Marina

If you’ve lived through the horror of the daily Sharjah-Dubai commute (if you haven't, see the GIF below for a preview of what this looks like), we've got some great news for you.

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Talks are underway between transport authorities and developers in both emirates to introduce a water taxi service between Sharjah and Dubai Marina. In a recent interview with Khaleej Times, Sultan Al Shakrah, chief executive officer at Sharjah Oasis Real Estate Development revealed that there are talks of introducing a marina at the city's Sharjah Waterfront City development that could include a route travelling from Sharjah to Dubai and vice versa.

“We have devised a proposal for the RTA for sea taxis. We estimate that the time of travel between Dubai Marina and the marina at Sharjah Waterfront City to be between 20-40 minutes. People travelling between the two emirates can commute using a combination of the sea taxis and the bus and metro network," Al Shakrah explained. 

The news comes just days after the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority launched a shuttle service that will transport guests from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah for just AED20. 

The daily service departs from Dubai's Airport Terminal 1 and 3 and will have you exploring the northern emirate in just 45 minutes.

The plus point? The ride will be comfy one. The buses are all equipped with Wi-Fi, bottled water and even onboard maps – sweet.

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