Air-conditioned abras replacing water buses in Dubai Marina

The boats are intended to improve marine public transport

Air-conditioned abras replacing water buses in Dubai Marina

There are worse ways to face the daily commute than cruising into work aboard an air-conditioned abra.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has replaced several water buses with the new and improved vessels in Dubai Marina.

Not only do you get to beat the rush-hour traffic, you can also enjoy stunning views of the city for the same price as it would usually cost you for the bus (from Dhs3).

The abras also have better operational efficiency according to the RTA and are part of official efforts to improve marine transport means in the emirate.

We recently told you about the Aqua Pod, the world’s first floating kitchen with food delivery via speedboat, and this latest development from RTA only serves to further improve the Marina.

And with constantly improving transport around the UAE – including the impending Hyperloop – which will shuttle passengers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi within 12 minutes, getting around promises only to get easier.

Mansour Rahma Al Falasi, director of marine transport at the Roads and Transport Authority, told Gulf News, “Among other initiatives made for improving the marine transport service was the rejuvenation of Al Seef Marine Transport Station, following the redevelopment of the entire neighbourhood by Meraas.

“Broadening the scope of the marine transport network in the area is expected to attract additional passengers to these modes to commute from Al Seef station to other creek stations as there are plentiful tourist attractions and facilities along the creek.”
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