Dubai-Sharjah Ferry Resumes its operations, Save over Dh50 per journey
Since the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) restored the marine transit connection between Dubai and Sharjah on August 4, inhabitants of Dubai have been able to travel across convenient seas.
This ferry service, which was suspended during the epidemic, has resumed as a stress-free option for UAE citizens traveling between the emirates.
Dubai-Sharjah Ferry Operations Resumption
For Suleiman Ibrahim, a spice and dry fruit trader, the ferry has become a game-changer in his daily routine. By commuting from Al Khan, Sharjah, to Deira, Dubai, he's slashed both travel time and expenses. "I saved 2 hours of my time and over Dh50 per day," Ibrahim remarks. His monthly savings? A cool Dh1,000.
Beyond financial gains, the ferry offers a respite from road-related stress. Arjun Jaykumar, an engineer, attests to the tranquility of the ferry ride, reducing mental stress and making his daily journey more peaceful. “The ferry has made our lives much easier,” he enthuses.
Meetings on the Move
Businessman Ardashir finds the ferry a haven for productivity. "I can talk to my clients and employees and hold morning and evening meetings while I am on the move. This not only saves my time but makes [the commute] more fruitful,” he states.
Big Savings During Events
During major events like Gitex and Gulf Food in Dubai, residents are cashing in on substantial savings by opting for the ferry. Ahmed, a businessman, highlights the savings of Dh350 a day and 3 hours on his commute during these events.
With departures from Sharjah at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and one from Dubai at 7:45 a.m., the ferry caters to different schedules. Evening trips include two from Sharjah at 4:45 pm and 6:15 pm and three from Dubai at 4 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7 pm. Weekends offer even more flexibility, with six journeys starting at noon.