DUBAI: The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, is presenting special offers on marine transit modes comprising the Water Bus, Water Taxi, Dubai Ferry and Abra on New Year’s Eve as part of its keenness to engage with the public celebrating this annual event.
Hussain Khansaheb, Director of Marine Transport, RTA Public Transport Agency, said, “This service is offered in the context of RTA’s continued interaction with customers and all resources have been mobilised 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.” Cruises aboard the three water transit modes start at 10 p.m. and conclude at 1 a.m.. The Abra trips start at 11 p.m. and terminate at 12 p.m. (midday of the following day). The Water Bus starts off Marina Terrace station, Dubai Marina, and the assembly point will be near the Jumeirah Palm’s Bridge.
Water Taxi trips start off the Marina Promenade and the assembly point will be nearby Burj Al Arab. Anyone can hire a Water Taxi for an exclusive trip for a single person, family or a group of friends not more than 10.
Dubai Ferry trips start off the Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, with the assembly point nearby at Burj Al Arab. The Abra trips start off from the Festival City Station to the Dubai Creek and tickets are offered at AED25 per head.
“The RTA would wish to take this opportunity to share New Year’s Day with community members celebrating the event by offering them a first-time opportunity to view Dubai in 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.