The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will commence ferry and water taxi services on the Dubai Water Canal stretch.
The service, which will commence a day after the official opening expected by end-November, will be offered at nine stations - Sheikh Zayed Road, Safa Park, Al Wasl, Jumeirah, Dubai Canal, Dubai Design District, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah, Marasi, and Business Bay. The total number of marine transport stations and stops will rise to 42.
The service will be available on demand on board the water taxis from 10am to 10pm in all new stations. The Dubai Ferry will offer service in five stations, two at the Dubai Water Canal, and three at the Business Bay.
There will be three newly scheduled two-way daily services for the Dubai Ferry from Al Jaddaf Station calling at Dubai Design District, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah, and Marasi stations in the Business Bay; and the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Canal stations in the Dubai Water Canal. The services will start at 10am, 12 midday and 5:30 pm.
The current line of the Dubai Ferry shuttling between Al Ghubaiba Station and Marina Mall Station will be modified to call the Dubai Canal Station. Thus, the Dubai Canal Station will link between Al Ghubaiba, Marina Mall, Business Bay and Al Jaddaf.
“Due attention has been given to the integration of other transit modes (buses, trains and taxis) in order to provide a smooth and safe service for commuters,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general, RTA.
The fare of the tourist class of the Dubai Ferry will be AED15 to one station, AED25 to two stations, AED35 to three stations, AED45 to 4 stations, and AED50 over the entire line.
The fare of the gold class will be AED25 to one station, AED35 to two stations, AED50 to three stations, AED60 to 4 stations, and AED75 over the entire line.
The fare of the Water Taxi will range from AED55 to AED205, and the cost of charting the Water Taxi for one-hour amounts to AED400, the statement said.
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