Dubai's Al Seef marine station closed
Al Seef marine station has been closed for a period of three months.
Marine traffic has temporarily been relocated to Al Fahidi station, said the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The marine station is a stop for the Water bus and the Water taxi along their respective Dubai Creek routes.
Passengers can hop on board the Water bus for a short-distance trip connecting three locations along the creek.
One route connects Dubai Old Souk station to Baniyas station, while a second route connected Baniyas station to Al Seef station.
With the diversion the routes will now follow the following pattern: Dubai Old Souk – Baniyas – Al Fahidi.
The time table and frequency of these routes will not be affected, said an RTA official.
The Water taxi has a total of 13 pickup points along the creek. Transport onboard this vessel should be arranged in advance and the pickup point will be schedules according to the passengers’ request.
Passengers wishing to get onboard the taxi from Al Seef will now have to do so at Al Fahidi station.
For the same period of time, a second Water Taxi station will be closed. Jumeirah Beach Park station will be closed for a period of three months, said the RTA.
Although traffic to this station has not been relocated, the station material has been relocated to Festival City, where a new marine station is in the making, explained the RTA official.
Before the end of the year, a marine route will be opened between Festival City and Al Jaddaf.
A 200-metre footpath will facilitate the walk to Al Jaddaf marine station from Al Jaddaf Metro station.
The marine station closures are due to construction works at the mentioned locations in the context of new developments.
“In cooperation with the RTA, Meraas Holding will construct two alternative stations at Al Seef and Jumeirah Open Beach as part of the development works undertaken by the company in these two areas,” said the RTA.
The marine transit modes, comprising of abras, Water bus, Water taxi and Dubai Ferry, have lifted 7,492,529 riders during the first half of this year.
Water bus routes between Dubai Old Souk – Baniyas – Al Fahidi operate between 7am-10pm. A one-way ticket costs Dh2.
Water taxi fares depend on the distance, and can be calculated online.
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