Just in time for the summer…

The RTA has announced that it has replaced a number of its water busses used in the Dubai Marina area with brand new abras.

Styled on the classic abaras found crossing Dubai Creek, the RTA says the new air-conditioned boats are “more convenient to riders and have better operational efficiency”. It should also be a welcome relief for commuters now that the summer months are starting to roll in

We definitely agree that the upgrade is a welcome one, going from this:

To this:

“The teams of Marine Transport Department have replaced some water buses by new air-conditioned abras at the Dubai Marina. The move is part of Public Transport Agency’s efforts to improve marine transit means in the Emirate; which involves rolling out several initiatives and improvements at site,” said Mansour Rahma Al Falasi, Director of Marine Transport, Public Transport Agency, RTA.

The new abras also offer better views thanks to an almost 360-degree window, and we love the new-meets-old styling.

Other marine transit modes provided by the RTA include various kinds of abras, water taxis and the Dubai Ferry.

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Images: RTA