Sebastian Sykes29 Jul 2019 AT 09:31 AM

New ferry service between Dubai and Sharjah now open

RTA has launched a new commute between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station
Sebastian Sykes29 Jul 2019 AT 09:31 AM
New ferry service between Dubai and Sharjah now open

It’s time to stop being a land-lubber and start taking to the sea if you’re travelling to Sharjah from Dubai, as there’s now an affordable ferry service between the two emirates.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a ferry service between Dubai and Sharjah, and it will only take around 35 minutes for passengers to travel between the two.

The new commute is between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah, and the ferry itself even has free Wi-Fi for all passengers.

It’s the first-ever marina transit service between Dubai and any other emirate, and it’s all to improve marine transportation services and make it easier for people to travel to and from Sharjah.

RTA has also stated that the ferry has the capacity to “serve 1.3 million riders per year”, with prices per trip coming in at AED15 for silver class and AED25 for golf class. The service is free for people of determination and children below five.

As for timings, transit time between Al Ghubaiba and Aquarium stations will be about 35 minutes, operating every half an hour during morning peak hours (from 5am to 9am) and evening peak hours (from 4pm to 8.30pm) from Saturday to Sunday.

As for off-peak hours, interval times will be 1.5 hours apart.

The first journey will depart from Dubai at 5.15am and the last journey will leave at 8pm. From Sharjah, the first journey will be at 5am and the last one will depart at 7.30pm.

For all the schedule times and more information about the ferry, visit rta.ae.

RTA has also announced three new bus routes throughout the city, along with updates to other services. Check it all out right here.

This trip just got a whole lot easier.

Price: From AED15 (silver class).
Contact: rta.ae

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