Air-conditioned abras to replace Dubai's water taxis

Air-conditioned abras to replace Dubais water taxis

Dubai - There will be no change in the fare.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 22 Nov 2017, 2:05 PM

Last updated: Fri 24 Nov 2017, 9:51 AM

Several water taxis will soon be replaced with air-conditioned abras on Dubai waters, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The fare for using the service will remain the same.

"Teams from the marine transport department are replacing several water buses by new, air-conditioned and more convenient abras at the Dubai Marina. These abras are operationally efficient and offer riders a chance to commute and enjoy the picturesque sceneries of Dubai at the same fare," said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of the RTA's public transport agency.

Other initiatives to boost marine ridership include re-operating Al Seef station and linking it with the Creek marine transport network.

"The re-opening of Al Seef station follows the revamping of the entire Al Seef Road locality by Meraas. The revamping of marine transit modes is expected to attract additional riders to use these modes in transiting from Al Seef to other Creek stations, passing through several tourist locations and facilities alongside the Creek," Al Ali added.

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