Water taxi takes to the canal
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.