Commuting around Dubai becomes breezier with the introduction of the new ferry line and tram system. In addition to the remarkable Metro and bus services, these new facilities will take tourists and residents to areas in Dubai that were previously accessible only via taxi or private vehicles. This will give everyone more opportunity to explore the beautiful hideaways and getaways that this vibrant city offers.
The new Dubai Ferry line now connects the seaside mini-city of Dubai Marina to the historic neighborhood along Dubai Creek. Specifically, this new line will navigate the route from Marina Mall to Al Ghubaiba Station and vice versa.
The ferry takes passengers on a safe and relaxing trip across the sparkling blue waters as well as offers breathtaking views of the scenery along the entire ride. Imagine climbing aboard this new line gazing at the impressive Palm Island, Burj Al Arab, the pristine white sand beaches along Jumeirah, as well as all the bustling activity on the seas like yacht rentals and deep sea fishing in Dubai.
On the ground, the highly anticipated Dubai Tram will add a much-needed transportation relief to the energetic leisure and business districts. Opening in November 2014, the tram line stretches along 14.6 kilometers of Al Sufouh Road, passing through Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab in Jumeira, and the Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha.
This is the world’s first tram system that doesn’t use overhead cables but modern and safe ground power cable system. The first phase has already been completed with 10.6 kilometers and 11 stations already in place. Students and employees in the area can hardly wait.
The new ferry line and tram are truly wonderful transportation services that will make life easier not just for tourists but also for the daily commuters in Dubai. The Dubai Ferry was first launched in March 2011. With a capacity of 100 passengers and traveling at a speed of 24 knots/hour, it is the latest and largest marine transit mode in Dubai. The Dubai Tram network has 17 stations with seven carriages in each tram. It will meet the Metro at the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers station, and will also link to the Palm Jumeirah Monorail.