Dubai Canal water taxi and ferry stations revealed
Time Out has the full details of the RTA announcement as Dubai Canal water taxi and ferry stations revealed along Business Bay and Dubai Creek
Time Out Dubai staff
Details of both the taxi and ferry service that will operate up and down Dubai Water Canal in the coming weeks has been revealed.
In a series of Tweets over the weekend, the Roads And Transport Authority revealed details of nine new stations on the recently expanded stretch of water, bringing the total number of stations throughout Dubai to 42.
Hailed as the ideal way to beat traffic, the new network of stations will include four at Business Bay and five from Sheikh Zayed Road to the Arabian Gulf.
The whole city - from Dubai Marina Mall to Al Ghubauba, and no incorporating Dubai Canal - will be serviced by the Dubai Ferry three times daily, at 10am, 12pm and 5.30pm. Meanwhile the more common Water Taxi on the Creek will now run with extended hours of 10am to 10pm.
The new stations (listed to from Arabian Gulf and inland) will be known as: Dubai Canal, Jumeirah, Al Wasl, Safa Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Marasi, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah and Dubai Design District.
Two classes of fares have also been announced for the ferry, sliver (Dhs15-Dhs50) and the gold class (Dhs25-Dhs75). Taking 100 passengers at a time, it is already widely used from Dubai Creek to Dubai Marina.
The taxi, meanwhile, which is an 11-seater vehicle and available only on demand, will cost anything from Dhs55 to Dhs200, depending on distance travelled. The whole taxi for an hour will cost Dhs400.
Earlier this year, the RTA revealed the gorgeous designs of taxi ports to line the Canal. They remain under construction at all key locations.