DUBAI 2 April 2017: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in coordination with Emaar Properties, has started the operation of the traditional abra in Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour.
The step marks the first phase of tourist entertainment activities in the area to serve visitors of the Project Sales Center. The scope of service will be broadened to cover tourist-attractive and scenic locations in Dubai.
“The traditional electric abra is of great appeal to marine transit riders. Teaming with Emaar Properties in operating these abras in Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour is part of our efforts to provide entertainment marine transit means for tourists & visitors of this area, which boasts of deluxe cafes, restaurants and promotional offers,” said Mansour Al Falasi, Director of Marine Transport, RTA Public Transport Agency.
“The RTA, in collaboration with Emaar, will operate abras and organize recreational tours around the Flamingo Reserve at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Our objective is to broaden the scope of the service in recreational areas to bring happiness to people and apply the highest standards of operational security and safety,” added Al Falasi.
“It is noteworthy that the Dubai Creek Harbour is the third abra service location operated by the RTA within Emaar’s districts; which reflects the confidence reposed by Emaar in RTA’s marine services. The first of these three locations was Emaar’s Marina inaugurated in 2011.
– By Sheena Amos