People queue up to board the ferry at the Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah.
Ferry service shuttling between Dubai and Sharjah has ferried 47,843 passengers, since the service inauguration on July 27th 2019.
The service, which links Al Ghubaiba Marine Station in Dubai and Aquarium Marine Station in Sharjah, is the first marine transit service between Dubai and any other Emirate.
“The launch of this vital service is part of RTA’s plan to improve the marine transport network. It gives pleasure to people commuting between the two Emirates aboard a safe and enjoyable transit means,” said Mohammed Abu Bakr Al Hashimi, Director of Marine Transport, Public Transport Agency, RTA.
The service comes with an affordable fare of Dhs15 for Silver Class and Dhs25 for Gold Class. However, the journey is free for people of determination and children below five.
Free WiFi is available onboard.
The transit time between Al Ghubaiba in Dubai and Aquarium station in Sharjah is about 35 minutes. The service frequency is 30 minutes during morning peak time from 5am to 9 am and evening peak time from 4 pm to 8.30 pm from Saturday to Thursday. The service interval is 1 and a half hours during off-peak times.
In Dubai, the first journey departs at 5.15 am and the last one leaves at 8 pm. In Sharjah, the first journey departs at 5am and the last one leaves at 7.30 pm.
The launch of this service is part of the cooperation between Dubai and Sharjah to increase the mobility options and ease the pressure on roads. The use of quick and safe marine transit modes is made possible thanks to the beach extending between the two Emirates. The Ferry operates 42 journeys 21 journeys in each direction daily.
Commuters are offered free parking as well as internal bus service at Sharjah Aquarium Station.
Both Shabab Al Ahli and Sharjah did try to break the deadlock but the former were more aggressive as they created more chances in the first-half.
The annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “Ring of Fire” or annulus around the Moon.
RTA offers customers a superb opportunity to witness incredible fireworks on display on the New Year’s Eve, while on aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Water Bus, Water Taxi and Abra).
Featuring more than 200 distinguished local and international calligraphers and artists, the Biennale seeks to underscore the significance of calligraphy as a powerful medium for cultural expression.
Last month, the government in Sindh introduced a bill that would imprison parents for up to one month if they fail to get their children immunised against polio or eight other common diseases.
Sharjah Police arrested an Arab national who deceived women by promoting home massage services in return for cheap prices through a social media platform, for the purpose of blackmail and threats to obtain money.