The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Saturday launched a ferry service to help commuter travel between Dubai and Sharjah.

The first of its kind in Dubai, the ferry service will operate between Dubai’s Al Ghubaiba Marine Station and Sharjah Aquarium Marine Station.

The new marine transit line is part of RTA’s plan to ease the pressure on roads by offering a safe and quick marine transport solution, and boost the cooperation between Dubai and Sharjah by offering more mobility options between the two emirates. The new line is reported to have a capacity to serve 1.3 million commuters per year but could increase if demand rises.

The Dubai-Sharjah ferry service will operate 42 daily journeys (21 in each direction), at a fare of AED15 for Silver Class and AED25 for Gold Class. The journeys are free for people of determination and kids below five. Free WiFi connection will also be provided.

For further details on ferry routes and schedules click here.