Dubai Sharjah commute become easier with daily ferry service

A daily ferry service launched between Dubai and Sharjah is aimed to make commute easier and enjoyable between the two emirates. Historically, this is first marine transit service operated between Dubai and any other emirate.

Launched between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah, the daily ferry service has a capacity to serve 1.3 million riders per year.

The service comes at an affordable fare of Dh15 in Silver Class and Dh25 in Gold Class, with the journey being free for people of determination and children below five.


Free WiFi connection will also be provided for riders.

Dubai – Sharjah Ferry Service at a glance

Total number of daily journeys: 42

From where to where: Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah

Fare: Silver Class: Dh15, Gold Class: Dh25; People of determination, kids: free

Timings: Every 30 minutes during morning peak hours (5am to 9 am) and evening peak hours (4 pm to 8.30 pm) from Saturday to Sunday. The service interval will be one-and-a-half hours during off-peak times.

First journey departs from Dubai: 5.15 am, last journey: 8pm.

From Sharjah: first journey 5am, last journey: 7.30 pm.

Capacity: 1.3 million riders per year

The transit time between Al Ghubaiba and Aquarium stations is about 35 minutes, and the service frequency every 30 minutes during morning peak hours (5am to 9 am) and evening peak hours (4 pm to 8.30 pm) from Saturday to Sunday. The service interval will be one-and-a-half hours during off-peak times.

The ferry will be operating 42 journeys (21 in each direction) daily. Commuters are offered free parking as well as internal bus service at Sharjah Aquarium Marine Station.

dubai sharjah ferry service timings


To encourage the use of marine transit service, Aquarium Marine Station Sharjah is being supported by Park-and-Ride facility for up to 300 vehicles for marine transit users. A shuttle bus service will be on call at Heart of Sharjah, passing by Corniche and Al Majaz, to connect with the marine station near Sharjah Aquarium.

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