Just hours to go for New Year 2020, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced special offers and premium services for the special new year firework shows on Tuesday, 31st December. The shows will be held aboard marine transit modes such as Dubai Ferry, Waterbus, Water Taxi and Abra.
Organisation of the event underlines RTA’s efforts to entertain various nationalities, visitors and tourists descending on Dubai from all over the world to celebrate this annual event, said a release from Dubai Media Office.
“Watching stunning firecrackers from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis during a charming tour of the Dubai Waterfront is bound to bring unforgettable memories to marine transit riders including residents, visitors and tourists,” said Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashmi, Director of Marine Transport at RTA’s Public Transport Agency
Interested individuals can call RTA’s dial-free number 8009090 or send an e-mail at [email protected] to learn more about the Water Bus, Water Taxi, Dubai Ferry and abra journeys.
Water Taxi and Dubai Ferry cruises will start from 09:30 pm on the New Year’s Eve and continue up to 01:30 am (on the following day). The trips will start from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station (Dubai Creek) and Aquarium Marine Station (Sharjah). The fare is AED300 for silver class and AED450 for gold class, with 50% discount for children aged 2 to 10, and free for infants under twoyears of age.
The Water Bus and abra trips will start at 10:30 pm and end at 01:30 am (on the following day). Abra journey will start from Dubai Festival City, Jaddaf Station and Ghubaiba Station at a fare of AED125 for adults, and free for infants under 2. Water Taxi will start journey off Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina) at a fare of AED450 per person, and free for children under 2. Charting the entire boat will cost AED 4500.
Dubai will be in a festive gear in places like the iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.
“The Dubai Ferry, Water Bus, Water Taxi and abras have special appeal to Dubai residents, visitors and tourists, thanks to the picturesque coastal line of the city, which boasts of an array of fabulous tourist attractions such as the World Islands, Nakheel Islands, Dubai Water Canal, heritage destinations and deluxe hotels. The launch of this premium service will add fresh momentum to the marine transit modes during the event,” concluded the Director of Marine Transport.