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, according to the authority.
The new commute is between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah and it will only take around 35 minutes for passengers to travel between the emirates.
The ferry departs every 30 minutes from 5am to 9am and from 4pm to 8.30pm from Saturday to Sunday. The service interval will be 90 minutes during off-peak times.
Commuters can park there car for free in Sharjah, get the ferry over to dubai and then hop on a metro or bus and come back in the evening.
.@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
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 Dhs15 for silver class and Dhs25 for gold class. The service is free for people of determination and children below the age of five. Each ferry has capacity for 125 passengers.