The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) carried 5,734,244 passengers in its maritime transport during the first half of this year, up from 4,694,870 passengers in the same period last year, according to a report.
The figure reflects a 20.3% increase in the use of RTA’s water transportation means, namely ferry, abra, water taxi and water bus, the Emirates News Agency reported. . WAM.
“The growth in shipping ridership recorded in the first half of this year is indicative of a recovery in this vital sector in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. It is due to effective plans drawn up by the government and strict adherence to precautionary measures. measures to slow the outbreak of the pandemic, ”said Mohammed Abu Bakr Al Hashemi, Director of Shipping, Public Transport Agency, RTA.
RTA’s maritime modes of transport provide vital services and are an integral part of Dubai tourist attractions as they pass through scenic spots and captivating scenes in addition to providing congestion-free mobility.
The world’s largest boat manufacturers meeting the highest industry standards design these modes. They are safe, comfortable and have designated areas as well as a bay for bicycles on ferries to encourage the use of flexible mobility, according to the report.