Dubai gets a new and first of a kind smart floating marine transport station at Dubai Festival City. The station links Jadaf and Dubai Festival City line with public buses and Creek Metro Station.
Running every 10 minutes between Dubai Festival City and Jadaf Stations daily from 7.00am to midnight, the abra services will cost Dhs 2.
Putting some light on the reason behind opening a new marine station, His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said "Dubai Festival City Station has witnessed a considerable rise in the number of visitors from 42,863 riders in 2016 to 187,000 riders in 2017. The numbers continued the upward trend in 2018 recording a 24% increase to hit 245,000 riders.”
Located in close proximity to Jadaf Marine Transport Station, Dubai Metro Creek Station, and the public bus station on the opposite side of Dubai Creek, the smart station follows green buildings standards and is connected with a pier and shaded outdoor areas. Additionally, it features hi-tech devices, which run in five different languages: Arabic, English, Malayalam, Urdu, and Chinese, to provide real-time passenger information, timetables of marine transport services and weather condition.