Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has been able to link marine transportation by road means of transportation, including metro, public bus lines and parking for taxis, when Al Jaddaf Marine Station was opened in May 2016, through which passengers can access all other means of transportation due to its proximity to Al Khor Metro Station.
The Public Transport Corporation of the Authority also linked the Al Jaddaf Marine Transportation Station with the Dubai Station, and it resigned to City Transport, which is located in one of the most vital areas in the emirate of Dubai, in order to ensure the arrival of customers who live in these areas from reaching the metro lines as soon as possible and with the best means and the lowest material cost.
The resident or visiting passenger can take the air conditioned abras from Dubai Festival City Maritime Transport Station to Al Jaddaf Maritime Transport Station through flights departing at a rate of every 10 minutes during peak times, to reach Al Jaddaf Station, which is a few meters from the Creek Metro Station, at a cost of only two dirhams.
Dubai Festival City Marine Transport Station is located on the waterfront of Dubai, and the City Mall is linked, which in turn is linked to a group of public bus lines that go to vital locations for visitors and residents such as the old market area, Al Ghubaiba and Rashidiya, as well as the Global Village.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has implemented a set of projects over the past years to provide an integrated transportation network that includes land and sea means that enable passengers to benefit from them throughout the day until midnight, using the appropriate means for them, whether in terms of their proximity to their residence sites or their business, or In terms of its cost and ability to be used on a daily basis.
Today, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority is under the authority of Al Jaddaf Maritime Transport Station, which is one of the most important marine transportation stations in Dubai Creek, which links the adapted heritage abra service (Al Jaddaf Line - Dubai Festival City) with public transport bus service, and Al Khor Dubai Metro Station.
The Al-Mahatta building, which is unique in its traditional design, consists of two floors and is located on an area of 1518 square meters. It includes service facilities, shops, and parking for bicycle users.
The station is a link between Dubai Creek, Business Bay and the Dubai Water Canal in the future.
Al-Jaddaf Station is distinguished as being the first mass marine transport station with an integrated building to serve the users of various marine transportation means that include ferry, water bus, water taxi, heritage transit and air-conditioned ferry.
The air-conditioned lesson
Today also the inauguration and operation of the air-conditioned heritage abra, whose design combines the traditional shape of the ferry, between modernity and the benefit of modern technologies, its panoramic roof, and central air conditioning covering the passenger cabin.
The abra can accommodate up to 20 passengers, and its body is made of fiberglass, and has two environmentally friendly engines.
The length of the air-conditioned abra is ten meters, with a width of 3.4 meters, and it is equipped with five air-conditioning units with a strength of 5 tons, taking into account the application of the highest standards of safety and security.
The operation of the air-conditioned abra will be in the first stage from Al Jaddaf Maritime Transport Station, to Festival City Maritime Transport Station, and the journey takes 7 minutes, and the service will run throughout the week, starting from seven in the morning until 12 in the evening, with 128 trips per day in both directions, in a time A 10-minute spillover between the trip and the next trip at peak times, and 20 minutes at the rest of the time, and the fare of one trip is only two dirhams, and the authority will conduct tourist trips to the Ras Al Khor Reserve outside off-peak times.
It is noteworthy that the Roads and Transport Authority is planning to establish 12 new stations for maritime transport in Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal by 2018, bringing the number of maritime transport stations in the Emirate of Dubai to 77 stations in 2020, and the plan also includes operating lines on the Dubai Creek, and the coastline Along the beaches of Jumeirah, as well as lines to serve the new islands, and lines in the channels of Business Bay and Dubai Water.
The authority implements a marine transportation maintenance station in Al Garhoud, with an area of 5,000 square meters, and a 250-meter long berth, and it includes a two-storey building for administration and operation, five different maintenance workshops, and a mobile crane (90 tons). The station can maintain seven crossings and a ferry (ferry) , Water taxi, and water bus, meanwhile, are expected to be completed next year.