Emirates news agency – RTA shipping lines carry 5.7 million passengers in first half of 2021



DUBAI, Aug 23, 2021 (WAM) – Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) maritime transport carried 5,734,244 passengers in the first half of this year, compared to 4,694,870 passengers during the first half of this year. from the same period last year. This figure reflects a 20.3% increase in the use of RTA’s means of river transport, namely the ferry, the Abra, the water taxi and the water bus.

“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 spaces dedicated to determined people as well as a bay for bicycles in the ferries to encourage the use of flexible mobility.

As part of its efforts to do more and provide a better shipping experience for residents of Dubai, RTA is keen to deploy the best and latest public marine transportation that covers most of Dubai’s coastal areas.

WAM / / Hatem Mohamed / Hassan Bashir


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