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Stunning fireworks extravaganza awaits marine transit riders on New Years Eve


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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled special offers and premium services for highly spectacular firework shows on the eve of the New Year 2020 (Tuesday 31st December) aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Waterbus, Water Taxi and Abra).

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. 

Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashmi, Director of Marine Transport at RTA’s Public Transport Agency credited these services to RTA’s continuous efforts to engage with customers and offer them a superb opportunity to witness incredible fireworks on display on the New Year’s Eve, while on aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Water Bus, Water Taxi and Abra).

“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,” he noted. 

“Individuals interested in availing this service can call RTA’s dial-free number (8009090) or send e-mail to ( 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 (of the following day).

The Water Bus and abra trips will start at 10:30 pm and end at 01:30 am (of the following day).

The air-conditioned abra will offer service from the Marina Mall station (Dubai Marina) at a fare of Dhs125 for adults, while children under 2 go free," he continued. 

Dubai Ferry trips will start from Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station (Dubai Creek) and Aquarium Marine Station (Sharjah).

The fare is Dhs300 for silver class and Dhs450 for gold class, with 50% discount for children aged 2 to 10, and free for infants (less than two). Abra journey will start from Dubai Festival City, Jaddaf Station and Ghubaiba Station at a fare of Dhs125 for adults, and free for infants under 2. Water Taxi will start journey off Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina) at a fare of Dhs450 per person, and free for children under 2. Charting the entire boat will cost Dhs4,500,” explained Al Hashmi. 

RTA would wish to avail this opportunity to share the joyful moments with jubilant celebrators of the New Year. Dubai would be turned out in a festive gear in places like the iconic Burj Khalifa; the world’s tallest building.

The event promotes RTA’s excellent marine transit services on the day, and its efforts to bring happiness to customers, especially marine transport riders.

“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.


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