Abu Dhabi’s new ferry service plans expansion in 2016


By Staff  www.arabianbusiness.com

Abu Dhabi’s newly-launched Jalboot ferry which covers 100km of waterway in and around the UAE capital is planning fleet and network expansion early in the new year.

Currently running daily from 2pm until 9.30pm, the service calls at, and can be boarded from, four destinations – Abu Dhabi Mall, Yas Marina, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Etihad Towers with each leg taking less than an hour.

After a week of a soft trial using its flagship Al Dan’ launch ferry, Jalboot Marine Network, which operates the service on behalf of its parent company Emirates Consortium, said take-up and feedback has been “extremely positive”.

“We’ve had bookings and enquiries from individuals and groups and strong interest from DMCs and tour operators within the UAE,” said Chakib Bouayad, CEO, Emirates Consortium. “We have now embarked on expanding our reseller network and plan, in 2016, to add additional boats and stops to the service. It’s all looking very good indeed.” More info