UAE: RTA Debunks Rumours on Dubai's Water Taxis

Aug. 25--Official says the service featuring ultimate privacy and luxury, continues to attract thousands of families, tourists and residents.

Debunking rumours that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had suspended Water Taxi services, a senior official said that the marine transit mode, featuring ultimate privacy and luxury, continues to attract thousands of families, tourists and residents in Dubai and other emirates.

He said its operations were never suspended.

Hussain Hassan Khansaheb, Director of Marine Transportation Department, said: "Water Taxis will come to the station nearest to your location to ferry you across the Dubai Creek and waterways. Anyone can book online or dial the toll-free number 8009090 to book from 10am to 10pm. Customers can pay by cash or card," he said.

He said that Water Taxi riders have approximately reached 20,000 from January to June this year alone. "Until now, the Water Taxi service is going strong, and the RTA's Marine Transport Department has expanded its service from the initial 17 stations to 38 stations along the coastlines of Dubai." Five Water Taxis with a capacity of 10 people on board are servicing tourists and families at Dh400 an hour for a luxury cruise and Dh200 for half an hour to Bur Dubai, Dubai Marina, Al Mamzar, Deira Old Souk, Al Sabkha, Baniyas, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Creek Golf & Yatch Club, Shindagha, Bur Dubai, Al Fahidi, Safouh, Al Seef, Creek Park A, Creek Park B, Al Boom Tourist Village, Al Ghubaiba, Jumeirah Open Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Marina, Sofitel Resort, The Palm, Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Atlantis, Mina Syahi, One & Only Royal Mirage, One & Only The Palm, Rixos Hotel, Dubai Marina Mall and Mina Rashid Station, Port Rashid.

Khansaheb said Water Taxis will ferry customers along Dubai's interior water ways and open sea areas in a luxurious setting. -

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