By Lily B. Libo-on Staff Reporter www.khaleejtimes.com
The Public Transport Agency (PTA) of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a new Dubai Ferry line on Monday to boost marine transport, which is considered an important link in Dubai’s transport system. Services on the new line between Marina Mall and Al Ghubaiba Station will be offered at 1pm and 6.30pm.
With this, five long-distance trips — from one hour or more from either Dubai Marina or Al Ghubaiba or a round trip service — are being offered. The move is expected to increase the Dubai Ferry ridership by 30 per cent.
The ridership from January until August this year stood at 75,000. The Marine Transport Department of the PTA is hoping to increase this to 1.25 million customers by the end of 2014.
> Dh75 (gold ticket) 14 seats
> Dh50 (silver ticket) 84 seats with two for special needs
> 50 per cent discount for the above tickets for children between 2 and 10 years
> Tickets are available on board