RTA reveals the UAE’s first floating station at Dubai Festival City

It will bridge gaps between Dubai’s public transport systems

RTA reveals the UAE’s first floating station at Dubai Festival City

Dubai is always making waves (sorry) and now it’s become home to the UAE’s first floating public transport station.

The new floating station is called Dubai Festival City Marine Transport Station and can be found at Dubai Festival City.

The station will integrate marine transport with the Dubai metro and buses, meaning you’ll be able to swan around the entire city with a mere flash of your Nol card.

A pier and shaded outdoor areas will provide direct access for the water bus, water taxis, ferries and abras, the latter of which will run every ten minutes between Dubai Festival City and Jadaf Stations from 7am until midnight daily, for the thrifty price of just Dhs2.

The station can accommodate 25 passengers and is fitted with WiFi (naturally), as well as high-tech devices that show timetables, journey information, weather conditions and more.

The station is the first of many planned marine stations including Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal across Jumeirah beaches.

By 2020 it is expected that a total of 55 marine stations will be floating around Dubai, making getting around all that easier for residents and tourists alike.

Public transport has never been so glamorous.

From Dhs2. Open now, daily 7am-midnight (abra service). Dubai Festival City, www.rta.ae.

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