Free rides as RTA opens new abra station at Souk Al Marfa

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Get free abra rides to and from Dubai Old Souq, Deira Old Souq and Al Ghubaiba

 

DUBAI – Access to Souk Al Marfa at Dubai’s Deira Islands, the waterfront souk and marketplace by Nakheel is now even easier, thanks to a new abra and ferry station.

Free abra rides are available to all visitors in the first five months, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which launched the service in partnership with Nakheel.

With two routes, connecting Souk Al Marfa to Dubai’s Old Souq and Deira Old Souq, the 25-minute abra journey operates from 5pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 10am to 12pm and 5pm to 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 20-minute ferry trip runs between Souk Al Marfa and Al Ghubaiba from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The abra and ferry journeys will offer views of the Deira Corniche, Deira Old Souq, Dubai Creek and the Gold Souq.

“This transportation method is an exciting new way to access Souk Al Marfa in an easy and seamless way,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, Chief Executive Officer at Public Transport Agency at RTA.

Muath Abdelkader AlRais, General Manager of Souk Al Marfa said the abra and ferry service brings a “memorable way” for visitors to reach the retail destination.

More than 900 shops currently operate at Souk Al Marfa with another 200 set to open soon across various categories such as carpets, lights, spices, fashion, electronics and more. ICA/Expat Media


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