Over 48,000 use Dubai-Sharjah ferry line in a month

48,000, Dubai, Sharjah, ferry line, month, Al Ghubaiba, marine station,
The journey is free for people of determination and children aged below five.- -Supplied photo

Dubai - The ferry operates 42 journeys (21 journeys in each direction) daily.



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Published: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 8:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10:14 PM

Close to 48,000 residents have used the Dubai-Sharjah ferry service since its inauguration on July 27, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The service, which links Al Ghubaiba marine station in Dubai and the Sharjah Aquarium station in Sharjah, is the first marine transit service between Dubai and any other emirate.
A one-way ticket costs Dh15 in the silver class and Dh25 in the gold one. The journey is free for people of determination and children aged below five. Free WiFi is available onboard.
The ferry operates 42 journeys (21 journeys in each direction) daily. Commuters are offered free parking as well as internal bus service at the aquarium station.
The transit time between the two stations is about 35 minutes and the service frequency is 30 minutes during the morning peak time (5am to 9am) and evening peak time (from 4pm to 8.30pm) from Saturday to Thursday. The service interval is one hour and 30 minutes during off-peak times. In Dubai, the first trip departs at 5:15am and the last one leaves at 8:00pm. In Sharjah, the first journey departs at 5:00am and the last one leaves at 7:30pm.
"The launch of this service is part of the cooperation between Dubai and Sharjah to increase 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 emiratesm," the RTA said.
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