Dubai unveils big marine transport expansion plans by 2030


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that its marine transport network would expand by 188 percent to span 158 km, and the number of scheduled passenger lines would see a 400 percent upswing to 35 lines under a master plan running up to 2030.

Under the plan, the marine transit fleet would be beefed up by 32 percent to reach 258 means, and the number of marine transport stations would see a 65 percent rise to encompass 79 stations by 2030, it stated.

“The marine sector is expected to expand considerably with the completion of construction works in urban and tourist facilities on both sides of the Dubai Water Canal and other waterfront development projects,” he noted.

“Marine transport will be the favourite mobility means for citizens, residents and tourists visiting Dubai relishing the scenic structures and facilities on the shores of both the Canal and the Arabian Sea,” remarked Al Tayer.

“In 2020, the marine transport network increased 24 km more...