Reach Sharjah by water route in 35 minutes, via time-saving ferry service.
Having gone through long distance times and heavy traffic routes while travelling through different parts of Emirates, travellers can now opt for a shorter ferry service between Dubai and Sharjah.
As we still hang on for the online presence of the much-awaited Hyperloop system in Dubai, a convenient ferry service has been recently introduced. Unveiled by the Dubai RTA, Roats and Transport Authority, the water-based commute expected travel time is just thirty-five minutes.
As announced by the director-general and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, Mattar Al Tayer, "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."
Starting from the Dubai's Al Ghubaiba Marine Station and completing at Sharjah's Aquarium Marine Station, the marine transit service being launched would be the first of its kind, ferrying travellers between Dubai and other emirates.
Matter Al Tayer also said, "The two stations have been carefully selected for specific considerations. Al Ghubaiba is the key marine transit station in Dubai and is connected with Dubai Creek, Dubai Marina and the Water Canal. It is also integrated with Metro and bus stations and has a taxi service as well."
During the busiest working hours i.e. between 5 am and 9 am, the ferry service is available frequently after every thirty minutes. In the rest of the day, it runs at every one-and-a-half hours duration.
In the Silver Class, the journey will cost only 15 AED while the Gold Class Fare is 25 AED. The service is free of cost for children below five years of age as well as for people of determination. There are a total of 42 journeys daily, 21 each way.
To make it more convenient, the service offers free park. The Sharjah end also offers an internal bus service.
The boat has a capacity to accommodate 125 passengers and expected annual traveller count is expected to be more than 1.3 million. Enabled with WiFi service, the boat has the highest safety standards too. It comes with 5 life-rafts, hundred and ten life jackets, and six life buoys for safety. The ultra-modern cockpit comes with essential navigation instruments like electronic maps, marine radar, instruments for measuring sea depth and tracking devices, all complying with international standards.