Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced the operation of an exclusive Dubai Ferry route linking The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall.
Inaugurated in the presence of senior officials of RTA and Emaar, the new Dubai Ferry service links two of the most popular lifestyle destinations in the city.
The new service builds on an earlier agreement signed between RTA and Emaar's At the Top, Burj Khalifa to promote the sale of Dubai Ferry tickets to the popular tourist attraction in the iconic tower.
The ferry service, which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes one-way, will offer residents and tourists a new perspective to the city's skyline.
Tickets can be purchased from At the Top, Burj Khalifa, from the guest service desks at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall or www.burjkhalifa.ae as well as from the ferry stations. They are priced AED68.25 per adult and AED52.5 for children from 5-12 years.
Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, said: "The marine transport network of Dubai is gaining considerable interest among visitors and residents, especially following the ongoing promotion of the Dubai Ferry service by At the Top, Burj Khalifa. The new service will add to the delight of users, who can cover two of the most popular malls effortlessly while enjoying scenic vistas of the city."
Ahmed Al Falasi, executive director of group operations at Emaar Properties, said: "The new ferry service is a remarkable addition that will add to the touristic attractions in the city."
RTA has a fleet of nine ferry boats shuttling between eight stations including Ghubaiba, Marina Mall, Jaddaf, Water Canal, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah, Marasi and the Dubai Design District as well as provide charter service.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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