RTA opens new Dubai Ferry line


By WAM  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will launch on Monday a new Dubai Ferry line between Marina Mall and Al Ghubaiba station on Dubai Creek in a bid to enhance the tourist marine transport sector in Dubai.

The new service will offer multiple options for individuals and families spanning various spectrums of the community, and attract new riders to the Dubai Ferry.

Hussain Khansaheb, Director of Marine Transport, Public Transport Agency at the RTA, said that the services on the new line would be offered at 1pm and 6.30pm.

“The RTA is always keen on providing safe, smooth and advanced mass transit services to keep abreast of the various activities held in the city,” said Khansaheb.

“The RTA is committed to take part in all sporting, social, and economic events among other events held at the local, regional or international levels by various entities in Dubai with the aim of raising the profile of the emirate as a leading tourist, business and service hub at the regional and international levels,” added the Director of RTA Marine Transport.

The Dubai Ferry service was first launched in March 2011 during the Dubai Boat Show as part of the strategic plan of Marine Transport in Dubai. The objective of introducing the service was to add a distinguished service to the marine transport network of Dubai and, accordingly, bring about a quantum shift in the calibre of services offered to residents and tourists within the Dubai Creek area, tourist areas and waterfronts in the emirate. More info