RTA’s Public Transport Agency has reiterated its unwavering commitment to upgrade the performance of mass transit modes in Dubai.
A cluster of improvement initiatives have been rolled out at different sites including replacing the fleet of water buses with new air-conditioned abras - small motorised water taxis. Initiatives also include re-operating the Al Seef Marine Transport Station and linking it with the Dubai Creek marine transport network.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said that the Marine Transport Department's teams are replacing several water buses with new, air-conditioned and more convenient abras at the Dubai Marina. "These boats are operationally efficient and offer commuters an opportunity to enjoy Dubai's picturesque scenery at the same fare with no hike at all," he continued.
"The revamping of marine transit modes is expected to attract additional passengers to use these modes in transiting from Al Seef to other creek stations, passing through several tourist locations and facilities alongside the creek," he added.
RTA marine transit modes comprise various types of abras as well as the water taxi and Dubai Ferry.