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.
.@rta_dubai launches a ferry service to commute passengers between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in #Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah. It marks the first marine transit service operated between Dubai and any other emirate. https://t.co/vBKOzwI1tj pic.twitter.com/wFwr4vt8TG
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 27, 2019
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.
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.