Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 25 May 2019

RTA opens new water station at Deira Waterfront Market

The new station will ease traffic issues

Dubai’s Road Transport Authority has opened a marine transport station at Deira Waterfront.

The launch is the latest phase of the RTA’s scheme to broaden the maritime transport network in several vital areas of Dubai.

Nazim Faisal, director of marine transport at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: "We have built a marine transport station at Deira Waterfront Market and started to operate an abra service between the Waterfront Market Station and Al Ghubaiba Marine Transport Station.

The water taxi service will be launched later.

Mr Faisal said the new marine station will widen the marine transport network and enhance the fish, vegetable, meat and dried food markets.

“The move stems from our belief that marine transport is key the needs of several community segments,” he said.


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Essam Galadari, director and CEO of developer Ithra Dubai, said the project will ensure a smooth traffic flow in the area.

“The new service will make the journey to the new markets a fun and enjoyable experience,” he said.

“It will also ensure safe and smooth transport for the market clients.”

Updated: November 20, 2018 03:06 PM