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One-way ferry trip fare on the Silver Class is Dh15, while that on the Gold Class is Dh25. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: You can now travel between Dubai and Sharjah on a ferry from just Dh15.

Last month, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it will resume the Dubai Ferry service on Friday, August 4. The service was first launched by RTA in 2019 and was temporarily discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) announced on Wednesday, August 2 that it will reopen the Sharjah Aquarium Marine Station.

Here is how you can beat the Dubai-Sharjah traffic and travel on the new ferry route.

Where can I take the ferry from?

Dubai station: Al Ghubaiba Marine Station

The marine station is located in the Al Fahidi district of Bur Dubai and is a two-minute walk from the Al Ghubaiba Metro station, which is on the Green Line. To know more about how you can plan your journey with public transport in Dubai, click here.

Sharjah station: Aquarium Marine Station

The station is located next to the Sharjah Aquarium, in the Al Majaz 3 area. The Sharjah bus service – Mowasalat – operates Bus Route 7 and Bus Route 3, which you can take to get there. To know more about how you can plan your journey with public transport in Sharjah, click here.

Dubai Sharjah Ferry Map
The ferry shuttles between Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah. Image Credit: WAM

How long does the trip take?

The ferry will shuttle passengers between Dubai and Sharjah within 35 minutes.

35 minutes

trip duration on the Dubai-Sharjah ferry

Dubai and Sharjah Ferry schedule

Monday to Thursday – 8 trips a day

From Sharjah:

• Two morning trips at 7am and 8.30am
• Two evening trips at 4.45pm and 6.15pm

From Dubai:
• One morning trip at 7.45am
• Three evening trips at 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm

Friday to Sunday – 6 trips a day

From Sharjah:
• Ferry departs at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

From Dubai:
• Ferry departs at 3pm, 5pm and 8pm.


Dh15 – Silver Class
Dh25 – Gold Class
Free for People of Determination and children under the age of five.

How to pay for the ticket

You can book the tickets online or in-person at the service counters located in the marine stations. 

Book online in advance – You can book your tickets through the website - marine.rta.ae and pay for the tickets online with your credit or debit card.

Buy the tickets at the station - You can purchase the tickets from the customer service counters at the marine stations and pay with your nol card.