RTA launches new water bus line


    Source:  www.rta.ae

    The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has officially kicked off two days ago a new water bus line shuttling between the Mall and The Walk of Dubai Marina in the presence of Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, CEO of Public Transport Agency; Ahmed Al Matroshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties; and Isam Galadari, CEO of Emaar Properties. The event was also attended by a host of directors of the Agency, officials from both parties and a horde of media representatives in the UAE.

    Al Dossari reiterated RTA’s commitment to delivering what it takes to enhance the tourist water transport sector in the Emirate through working hand in hand with official and semi-official entities including Emaar Properties; which, he says, has made and is still making unprecedented achievements in the realties sector, contributing effectively to broadening and uplifting the burgeoning urbanization of the Emirate.

    “We are here today with Emaar Properties to launch together a new water bus line to serve the visitors & tourists of Dubai Marina, and ferry them between the Mall and The Walk in short but enjoyable cruises during which passengers will be treated to a safe transit, picturesque scenes and charming water views,” said Al Dossari, who elaborated the water bus service to the officials of Emaar Properties.

    Ahmed Al Matroshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties, was impressed by RTA projects & initiatives which have had a significant impact on the advancement of Dubai Emirate in keeping with the far-sighted vision of Dubai Government and its ambitions to shape Dubai as a metropolis that has all the ingredients of safety, security and decent living.

    This line will be operational 12 hours a day from 10 am to 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 12 at noon to 12 at midnight on the weekends. The service will run at 15 minutes headway and the trip will take 7 to 9 minutes.

    The Water Bus fare on this route is only AED2 to encourage the public to use the mass transit means.

    The Water Bus, which provides a convenient and safe transit experience across Dubai Creek, is fitted with luxurious seats with ample room, LCD screens and other features that make passengers on board, special needs included, enjoy a unique transit experience.

    The Water Bus has a dual base design tailored to ensure highest stability levels, and is considered the best and most accessible mode of crossing Dubai Creek. Operating over five lines, the Water Bus offers a unique opportunity for passengers and tourists to explore the glamour of Dubai Creek in an exciting & a fresh manner. As part of endeavors made to provide passengers with maximum amount of convenience, each marine transit station is fitted with kiosks to deliver snacks, magazines and newspapers. More info