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16 April 2024

RTA completes Marinas Project at Floating Bridge

The RTA says Marinas Project will help rescue teams. (EB FILE)

By Staff Writer

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced the completion of Marinas Project at both ends of the Floating Bridge.

The project is intended to serve marine rescue operations of Dubai Police, boats of Dubai Golf Club, Album Tourist Village and visitors of the Creek Park.

"This project is part of the RTA's efforts to facilitate the smooth operation of Dubai Police Marine Rescue Patrols and support the deployment of marine rescue teams 24 hours a day" said Al Tayer. He added: "They will ensure prompt access to the intended locations through the waterways to deliver security and safety services to the operators of abras, water bus, and users of marine mass transit modes as well as visitors of these water canals. The whole exercise adds to the realisation of the RTA's vision to provide safe and smooth transport for all.

"The project, which has a total cost of about Dh11 million, includes a special marina for Dubai Golf Club and Album Tourist Village, was designed to accommodate 17 different sized boats with length extending up to 45 meters. The left part of the project contains a marina for the exclusive use of Marine Rescue Department at Dubai Police, which has been designed at the highest global standards and is capable of harbouring three boats of different sizes.

Al Tayer said: "The RTA Marine Agency constructed a 100 square metre building to house the accessories of Marine Rescue Personnel as well as offices to facilitate entry and exit operations of marine personnel. The RTA also completed the construction of two stations to serve the passengers of the water bus and the water taxi as contribution by Marine Agency towards easing traffic congestion in that busy area. Both stations are expected to be operational by the end of February 2009.

"It will also construct a Customer Service Office to provide information and guidance and it is being linked with other locations within the Creek to provide integrated services to tourists and residents."