Water taxi takes to the canal

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The Emi­rates Red Cres­cent has dis­trib­uted food pack­ages to thou­sands of Ye­meni fam­i­lies in the old city in Mukalla. The ini­tia­tive is part of the se­cond phase of a hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance plan in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal of Hadhra­maut. Food pack­ages were de­liv­ered to 5,327 fam­i­lies in the old Foua neigh­bour­hood, on Fri­day, and 1,639 fam­i­lies in the Masaken area. An­other 3,688 food pack­ages Water ferry and taxi ser­vices are be­ing launched at nine sta­tions along the Dubai Water Canal and right along Busi­ness Bay route, the Roads and Trans­port Author­ity has an­nounced. The ser­vice, will call at five sta­tions along the Canal, namely Sheikh Zayed Road, Safa Park, Al Wasl, Jumeirah and Dubai Canal sta­tions. It will also call at four sta­tions along Busi­ness Bay, in­clud­ing Dubai De­sign Dis­trict, Al Wa­jeha Al Maeyah, Marasi and the Busi­ness Bay sta­tions. The to­tal num­ber of marine trans­port sta­tions were de­liv­ered to ben­e­fi­cia­ries on Satur­day in the old Foua neigh­bour­hood. A food pack­age, ac­cord­ing to Red Cres­cent of­fi­cials, is enough to sus­tain an av­er­age family for one month. The se­cond phase of the hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­fort was launched af­ter Mukalla was lib­er­ated from Al Qaeda-led forces ear­lier in April of this year. To date, some 80,000 fam­i­lies have ben­e­fited from the UAE ini­tia­tive, the Emi­rates Red Cres­cent team said. and stops in Dubai will in­crease to 42. Mat­tar Al Tayer, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral and Chair­man of Board of Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tors of RTA, said: “The Marine trans­port sec­tor is an in­te­gral part of the mass tran­sit net­work in the Emi­rate with es­ti­mated rid­er­ship in the tune of 13 mil­lion rid­ers per an­num.” The fare of the tourist class on the Dubai Ferry will be Dhs15 to one sta­tion, Dhs25 to two sta­tions, Dhs35 to three sta­tions, Dhs45 to four sta­tions and Dhs50 over the en­tire line. The Dubai Ferry fea­tures an air­con­di­tioned in­te­rior, seats for about 100 pas­sen­gers, 84 seats in the Sil­ver Class, 14 seats in Gold Class and two seats for the dis­abled.

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