Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030

  • Publish date: Sunday، 25 April 2021
Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030
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Dubai authorities revealed that RTA’s marine transport network would expand by 188 percent to span 158 km, and the number of scheduled passenger lines would see a 400 percent upswing to 35 lines under a master plan running up to 2030.

Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the marine transit fleet would reach 258 means, and the number of marine transport stations would become 79 stations by 2030.

“The marine sector is expected to expand considerably with the completion of construction works in urban and tourist facilities on both sides of the Dubai Water Canal and other waterfront development projects. Marine transport will be the favourite mobility means for citizens, residents and tourists visiting Dubai relishing the scenic structures and facilities on the shores of both the Canal and the Arabian Sea," said Mattar Al Tayer.

Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030

Saving the environment

RTA also started the trial run of five traditional abras powered by Biodiesel 5. Biodiesel 5 is efficient in recycling waste, reducing gas emissions and conserving the environment; thus, it contributes to Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy.

Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030

“RTA had also launched a new generation of wooden traditional abras replicating the same design of the existing abras with high security and safety standards," explained Mattar Al Tayer.

Opening 4 New Transport Lines

The new lines will link:

  • Deira Night Market with Al Ghubaiba Station and the Waterfront Market Station.

  • Dubai Creek Project with Dubai Festival City Station,

  • Blue Water Station with the marine transport network at the Dubai Marina,
  • Heritage Village with Jaddaf Station and Dubai Festival City Station.

Dubai To Reach 188% Expansion in Marine Transport by 2030

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