Dubai-Sharjah Ferry Service Resumes Operations
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the resumption of ferry services between Dubai and Sharjah starting from August 4. After being suspended during the pandemic, the sea passenger vessels will once again connect the two emirates, offering enhanced transportation options for residents and tourists.
The ferry service will operate eight trips per day on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and six trips per day on weekends (Friday to Sunday). The ferry route runs between Al Ghubaiba station in Dubai and Sharjah Aquarium, with a travel time of approximately 35 minutes.
During weekdays, the ferry schedule includes departures from Sharjah at 07:00 and 8:30 AM, and from Dubai at 07:45 AM. In the evening, ferries leave Sharjah at 4:45 PM and 6:15 PM, while departures from Dubai are scheduled at 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 7:00 PM.
On weekends (Friday to Sunday), three trips are scheduled each way, starting from midday. Departures from Sharjah are planned for 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM, and from Dubai at 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 8:00 PM.
Passengers have the option to choose between silver class and gold class, with fares set at AED 15 for silver class and AED 25 for gold class.
The RTA decision to resume ferry services is part of their ongoing efforts to enhance public transportation and offer more convenience to commuters. The summer schedule adjustment is a standard practice that leverages data analysis to optimize ferry operations based on passenger demand, ensuring efficient and timely service.