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Transport Using Ferry Dubai

This service enables you to benefit from scheduled commuter and tourist trips on board Ferry Dubai and enjoy the scenery of the glamorous Dubai coastline.The vessel provides multiple facilities, such as accessibility for People of Determination, a closed air-conditioned seating area divided into silver class and gold class, a designated back deck to enjoy the open sea view and scenery and take pictures, a more luxurious and comfortable gold class area with wider seating, 2 LCD screens in silver class and 2 LCD screens in gold class, as well as sanitary facilities (separate toilets for males and females and People of Determination).Ferry Dubai accommodates 98 passengers (84 silver class and 14 gold) plus 2 wheelchairs.

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All individual customers are eligible to benefit from this service.
Required documents
  • Ferry Dubai ticket or nol Card (with a minimum balance of the full trip).
Service fees

Trips from Al Ghubaiba to Sharjah Marine Transport and vice versa (commuter)

  • Silver ticket: 15 AED
  • Gold ticket: 25 AED.

Trips from Al Ghubaiba Marine Transport to Marina Mall Marine Station and vice versa (commuter)

  • Silver ticket: 25 AED per stop (50 AED for the full route)
  • Gold ticket: 35 AED per stop (70 AED for the full route).

Ferry Roundtrips from Marina Mall (tourist)

  • Silver ticket: 50 AED per person
  • Gold ticket: 75 AED per person
  • Silver family bundle: 140 AED per family (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Gold family bundle: 210 AED per family (2 adults and 2 children).


  • People of Determination and children below the age of 5 commute for free.
  • Round trips: Children below the age of 2 commute for free on Ferry Dubai. Children between the age of 2 and 10 get a 50% discount (applicable on silver and gold class tickets).
  • Round trips tickets can be purchased through marine stations only.
Process time
  • To purchase the ticket: instantly
  • Transport using Ferry Dubai: varies according to the departure and arrival as per the schedule.
Marine Transport Stations

Through Website

  1. The customer accesses RTA website/Public Transport/Marine/Book Marine Ticket.
  2. The customer selects the area, mode of transportation, and route.
  3. The customer selects the number of tickets he wants to buy.
  4. The customer adds his personal information and pays using the available online payment options.
  5. The customer saves the booking, downloads, or prints the ticket.
  6. The customer shows the ticket to the deckhand to validate the ticket before boarding and after arrival.

Through Marine Stations

  1. The customer purchases the ticket or uses his nol card.
  2. The customer shows the ticket to the deckhand or tap his nol card on the validator to validate it before boarding and after arrival.
Average waiting time
  • Website: Instantly.
  • Marine Stations: Varies according to the scheduled trips.
  • nol card: 5 years
  • Paper and online tickets: 1 day.
What you will get

Transport using Ferry Dubai.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must comply with the terms and conditions listed on the ticket.
  • The customer must be at the station 15 minutes before the trip time.
  • The trip is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions or for safety and security reasons.
  • The customer is fined in case of misconduct as per the violation and fines list available in marine transport stations.
  • The minimum number of passengers per round trip is 12. Trips with less than 12 passengers might be cancelled.
  • The maximum number of bikes/scooters allowed on the Ferry is 8.
  • It is not allowed for children under the age of 12 to use marine transport if not accompanied by an adult, and must present a valid Emirates ID of the child.
  • Children under 12 years accompanied by an adult must wear a life jacket while on board.
  • A Valid Emirates ID of the child must be presented to the Ticketing and Information Office at Marine Transport Stations.
  • To check the rules to follow when using Marine transport means click here.
  • Question 1: What is the procedure if the customer loses his belongings in the marine means of transport?

Answer 1: For lost and found items, the customer must head to Al Ghubaiba office within 24 hours. After that period, the office will give the found items to the police department (Emirates IDs or the equivalent). In case of regular belongings, they will be kept at the office until the customer takes them.

  • Question 2: What is the procedure if the customer finds the belongings of another passenger on the marine vessel?

Answer 2: The customer must report it to the deckhand/ driver or to Al Ghubaiba office.

  • Question 3: How can People of Determination passengers transport using Ferry Dubai?

Answer 3: Two People of Determination can be accommodated per trip on board the Ferry, free of charge. All they have to do is present their People of Determination card to the customer service agent before boarding the vessel (only valid on commuter trips).

  • Question 4: Can the customer plan his trip?

Answer 4: Yes, the customer can plan his trip by using S’hail App.

  • Question 5: Can the customer bring his bike or scooter while going on a Ferry trip?

Answer 5: RTA has allowed Ferry riders to accompany their flexible transit means, such as bikes and scooters, onboard. The initiative aims to bring happiness to riders and enhance the integration between the existing flexible mobility means, marine transit modes and the entire public transport network. This diversity of public transport services will also increase the ridership and encourage tourism in the Emirate.

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