RTA launches marine transport promotions

Packages include competitive rates, premium services and water cruise

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is gearing up for the launch of a premium service marking New Year’s celebrations on Monday December 31.

Customers can avail of this new service via the marine transport network, namely: Ferry Dubai, Water Taxi and Water Bus. Customers will have a chance to view the festivities starting from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and Atlantis across Dubai waterfront in a sea cruise. For more details, revelers can make inquiries about the service by dialing 8009090.

Water cruises on board the three marine transit modes start at 11 pm and end at 01:00 am, where Ferry Dubai sets off from Ghubaiba Station. The fare of Ferry Dubai, which accommodates about 100 passengers, includes a snack during the trip.

The Water Taxi, which can be chartered by an individual, family or a group of 10 friends as maximum, offers competitive rates and premium services, giving value-added fun at the backdrop of a scenic view with glittering lights on Dubai shores. The number of the Water Taxi stations has now touched 28, starting from Mamzar, passing through the Creek area and running up to Jebel Ali.

The Water Bus starts off from Dubai Marina and Al Seef Station at Al Khor, where passengers can enjoy watching celebrations taking place in the two areas.

Tickets of Ferry Dubai and the Water Taxi are offered through the Customer Service Centre at Ghubaiba Station, Marina Mall, and Abra Station at the Global Village.

Baha Al Qudra, Director of Martine Transport, RTA, said: “Ferry Dubai, Water Taxi, Water Bus are particularly appealing to Dubai residents, visitors and tourists owing to the beauty and splendour of Dubai coasts, which enjoy a cast of high-end tourist landmarks such as The World, The Palm Islands in addition to other traditional areas and luxury hotels. The launch of this quality service will add a new momentum to marine transport on this occasion.”
 

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