No Dubai abras today; Metro, Tram, bus on


By Majorie van Leijen

All marine services in the emirate of Dubai have been suspended for a second day because of weather conditions, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.

The abra services on Dubai Creek, as well as Dubai Ferry, the Waterbus, and the Water Taxi will not be deployed as long as the weather conditions remain unstable, a service representative of the RTA said.

At the moment, a marine warning remains in place, with the sea expected to be rough to very rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman. Over the weekend, waves 10 feet high were reported, together with strong winds, dust storms and low visibility.

Meanwhile, all other means of public transport remain available, with no delays or disruptions reported on Dubai Bus, Metro or Tram.

On Saturday morning, Dubai Tram services were temporarily suspended at most of its stations because of the fire that broke out in The Torch, a high-rise building in Dubai Marina. Debris from the fire was blocking the tramway, and only three stations remained operational between Al Sufouh and The Palm Jumeirah. More info