Dubai's The World islands could get cable car link



Dubai’s The World islands could be connected to the mainland via a cable car, with one developer claiming it is the most efficient transport option and has initial support from the government.

A study carried out by Austrian company Doppelmayer Cable Car found a line linking The Heart of Europe – a collection of six islands – to either Jumeirah Beach or Umm Sequim was the most feasible transport option to reach the manmade islands, about 4 kilometres off the coast.

“It would be cheaper than building a floating bridge, it would be very efficient, it would even be a tourist attraction,” Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst Group, the developer behind The Heart of Europe, toldArabian Business.

Kleindienst Group has signed contracts with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to provide ferries, water taxis and water boats to the islands, and an agreement with a seaplane operator to provide air access.

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