RTA to open nine stations along Dubai Water Canal, Business Bay

The dream of travelling around Dubai on a boat will be a reality with the opening of Dubai Canal in the next few days.

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Dubai: The dream of travelling around Dubai on a boat will be a reality with the opening of Dubai Canal in the next few days.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Saturday announced the opening of nine marine stations, four at Business Bay and five along the Dubai Canal. With the Dubai Creek, Business Bay and Dubai Canal flowing into each other, putting the together areas of Bur Dubai, Deira, Oud Metha, Zabeel, Karama, Satwa and parts of Jumeirah and Al Safa to form island, opting for marine transport would be ideal to beat the traffic.

Ferries and water taxis as well as luxury yachts will be able to cruise from Deira, Bur Dubai and Dubai Marina all the way to Jumeirah and Bussiness Bay.

The new stations, part of the 42 marine stops across the city will open a day after the canal is officially opened.

To begin with, the Dubai Ferry will run three daily trips at 10am, 12 noon and 5.30pm, while the Water Taxi will extend its service along the canal from 10am to 10pm. More info

By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff reporter  www.gulfnews.com

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