Roads and Transport Authority has unveiled plans to offer marine transport trips as the city celebrates the start of 2020
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled plans to offer boat cruises to people who want to watch the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks from the water.
Special offers and premium services will be available to book aboard marine transit modes including Dubai Ferry, Waterbus, Water Taxi and Abra.
The event underlines RTA’s efforts to entertain various nationalities, visitors and tourists descending on Dubai from all over the world to celebrate this annual event.
Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashmi, director of Marine Transport at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “Watching stunning firecrackers from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis during a charming tour of the Dubai Waterfront is bound to bring unforgettable memories to marine transit riders including residents, visitors and tourists.”
He said individuals interested in availing this service can call RTA’s dial-free number (8009090) or send e-mail to ([email protected]).
Water Taxi and Dubai Ferry cruises will start from 09.30pm on New Year’s Eve and continue up to 1.30am the following day. The Water Bus and abra trips will start at 10.30pm and end at 1.30am.
The air-conditioned abra will offer a service from the Marina Mall station (Dubai Marina) at a fare of AED125 for adults, while children under 2 go free, he said.
Dubai Ferry trips will start from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station (Dubai Creek) and Aquarium Marine Station (Sharjah). The fare is AED300 for silver class and AED450 for gold class, with 50 percent discount for children aged 2 to 10, and free for infants under two.
Abra journeys will start from Dubai Festival City, Jaddaf Station and Ghubaiba Station at a fare of AED125 for adults, and free for infants under 2 while the Water Taxi will start from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina) at a fare of AED450 per person, and free for children under 2. Charting the entire boat will cost AED4,500.
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