Starting from Friday, August 4, a cost-effective mode of travel between Dubai and Sharjah becomes available as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai resumes the Dubai Ferry service. Operating seven days a week, this ferry service offers a quick and convenient 35-minute journey.
Initially introduced in 2019, the ferry service had to be temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is now back in action, catering to commuters between the two emirates. On weekdays (Monday to Thursday), the ferry schedule includes eight trips a day. From Sharjah, two morning trips depart at 7 am and 8:30 am, while two evening trips leave at 4:45 pm and 6:15 pm. Departing from Dubai, there’s one morning trip at 7:45 am, followed by three evening trips at 4 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7 pm.
During weekends (Fridays to Sundays), the frequency increases to six trips a day. Departing from Sharjah, the ferry sets sail at 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm, while departing from Dubai, the trips are scheduled for 3 pm, 5 pm, and 8 pm.
Passengers can avail of the Dubai Ferry service at an affordable rate, with ticket prices set at Dh15 for Silver Class and Dh25 for Gold Class. Moreover, the service is free for People of Determination and children under the age of five.
To secure tickets, travelers have two options. They can either book tickets online in advance through the website marine.rta.ae and pay using their credit or debit cards. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the service counters in the marine stations, with payment accepted through the nol card.
Overall, this renewed ferry service provides a budget-friendly and efficient means for people to travel between Dubai and Sharjah, easing commuting between the two bustling emirates.