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.
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.
"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.