The ferry between Bandar Lengeh in Iran and Dubai in UAE is both a cargo and a passenger ferry, operated by Valfajre-8 (Valfajr) shipping. For drivers, the Bandar Abbas – Sharjah ferry comes recommended as sailings are more regular and staff is rumoured to be more professional.
2 ferries ply this route. The first is both passenger ferry and cargo ship and takes 5-6 hours.
- Bandar Lengeh-Dubai: On Sundays and Tuesdays at 10:00 PM
- Dubai-Bandar Lengeh: On Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 PM
The second is a fast passenger ferry. Crossing time equals 4,5 hours.
- Bandar Lengeh-Dubai: On Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
- Dubai-Bandar Lengeh: On Sunday, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 PM
Note on timetables: Timetables change often, so check with travel agents for the latest info. Usually the time of departure will be correct here, but the days of shipping might have changed in the meantime. Updates welcome in the forum.
In Dubai, you can contact Al Rais Travel (Tel 042352352) – Address (moved further up the street in 2017): SHK Latifa building, Baniyas Street (exactly opposite the Sabkha Abra station in Deira where small boats cross the Dubai Creek). [email protected], 04-2236060 – Nearest metro station: Baniyas Square.
Or you can contact the shipping company Valfajre-8 directly in Dubai – Phone: 00971 4 3525000.
In Bandar Lengeh, contact Valfajr Shipping at +98 762 222 0252 or any of the following extensions ( following 0098-762 222) 1786, 0314, 0759, 2457, 4124, 3448, 1889, 3632. E-mail: [email protected] They are located on Imam Khomeini Boulevard, opposite the airline office.
Most tour agencies in Iran offer the service of booking for you if you want to book in advance.
On the boat
We have no direct experience with this ferry, and there is little info to be found online. Most people take the Sharjah – Bandar Abbas ferry, and it comes recommended if you are coming with your own vehicle.
In conclusion, we have little info on the state of the boat or the circumstances of travel on this ferry. Check Sharjah – Bandar Abbas for a rough estimate of what it could be like, or our article on Persian Gulf ferries for more options.
If you took it, please let us know how it was!