The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is rolling out special offers & super services on marine transit modes comprising the Water Bus, Water Taxi, Dubai Ferry and Abra on the eve of the New Year (Wednesday 31 December 2014) as part of its keenness to engage with the public celebrating this annual event.
Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “This service is offered in the context of RTA’s continued interaction with customers and all resources have been mobilized to provide a new experience through marine transit offering a chance to have stunning views of the New Year’s celebrations taking place at Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis through the Dubai Waterfront during a memorable water cruise for residents, visitors and tourists. Individuals interested in availing & savouring this service may contact RTA’s toll-free number (8009090) or the mobile number (056-4122574) for more details.”
Cruises aboard the three water transit modes (Water Bus, Water Taxi & Dubai Ferry) start at 10 pm and conclude at 01 am; whereas Abra trips start at 11 pm and terminate at 12 pm (midday of the following day). The Water Bus starts off Marina Terrace station (Dubai Marina) and the Assembly Point will be nearby the Jumeirah Palm’s Bridge, and tickets will be available at 100 dirham per person, children offered 50% discount and kids under two are offered free passage.
Water Taxi trips start off the Marina Promenade (Dubai Marina) and the Assembly Point will be nearby Burj Al Arab. Anyone can hire the Water Taxi in an exclusive trip for a single person, family or a group of friends not more than 10. The cost of hiring the Water Taxi is AED 3,000.
Dubai Ferry trips start off the Marina Mall (Dubai Marina) to the Assembly Point nearby Burj Al Arab, and tickets are offered at 200 dirham for the Silver class, 300 dirham for the Gold Class, with children offered 50% discount and kids under two are offered free entry. Abra trips start off the Festival City Station to the Dubai Creek and tickets are offered at 25 dirham per head.
“The RTA would wish to avail this opportunity to share the New Year’s Day with community members celebrating the event by offering them a first-time opportunity to view Dubai in a festive gear in an environment away from congested inland spots, particularly at the Burj Khalifa; which has a high billing as the world’s tallest structure. Thus the move reflects RTA’s distinguished marine services on the day and the attention paid to raising the satisfaction of customers as well as users of these transit modes,” added Khansaheb.
“The Dubai Ferry, Water Bus and the Water Taxi have a special appeal to residents, visitors and tourists of Dubai in view of the glamorous & gorgeous beaches of Dubai punctuated by a number of iconic landmarks such The World Islands, Nakheel Islands and other heritage areas and fine hotels. The launch of this service promises to add a fresh momentum to the marine transit means on the occasion,” concluded the Director of Marine Transport at the RTA. More info