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Abra

favorite concubine of Solomon. [Br. Lit.: Solomon on the Vanity of the World, Benét, 3]
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The trial run of the Hybrid Abra supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The abra has battery ventilation and cooling system, and USB ports for recharging cell phones.
Mansour Al Falasi, Director of Marine Transport, RTA Public Transport Agency, said: "Launching Burj Plaza Station for electric abra aims to attract more passengersto the abra by providing a superb platform offering them a panoramic view of the fascinating shows of the Dubai Fountain Lake at Burj Khalifa.
The Abra is a small wooden boat that sailed to and fro between the Khor
The trail run of the hybrid abra will be conducted on the Al Seef-Al Ghubaiba line, one of the key marine transit lines linking four stations (Al Seef, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq, and Al Ghubaiba).
"The electric abra calls at three stations on the Dubai Creek; Al Seef, Baniyas and Festival City.
Over the next five years the RTA is set to beef up the number of traditional abras in service to 50 in 2017, 100 in 2019 and up to 150 by 2020.
"With just two more rounds to go ABRaS AC are ahead in both the men's and women's sections," she said.
RTAs marine transit modes comprise various types of abras as well as the water taxi and Dubai Ferry.
"RTA is always keen on running the abra service with the start of the Global Village season in November each year, especially as abras had proved extremely popular among visitors," remarked Mansour Al Falasi, the director of Marine Transport, RTA Public Transport Agency.
Dubai: Boating fans can now ride an electric abra from Dubai Creek Harbour, a new development nearby the creek-side Festival City mall.
The department's Marine Agency issued fines for some of the offences from January until July, amounting to dhs19,320.The list of offences was topped by the failure to park the abra in the designated station, followed by off-loading passengers at locations other than the specified stations."These offences and penalties are meant to deter abra operators from reckless driving and to ensure abras are kept clean," said Hussain Ali Al-Saffar, director of operations and maintenance department at RTA Marine Agency.