High-Speed water taxi service introduced for Yas Island

ABU DHABI, 30th January, 2017 (WAM) — Yas Island has announced the launch of a new water taxi service to and from various locations at and around Yas Island.

The service is the latest visitor-friendly component to be added to Yas Island’s scaled up transportation offerings, which already include the new Yas Express shuttle service and the ADCB Bikeshare network, powered by Cyacle.

By improving accessibility and connectivity among major attractions and locations around Yas Island and Abu Dhabi, the various means of transport complement Yas Island’s vision to create unique and exciting experiences for residents and visitors to Yas Island from across the globe.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Aldar Properties, said, “We are pleased to be able to sign this agreement with Jalboot. This new water taxi service will add significant value to the existing communities on Al Raha Beach and the main city of Abu Dhabi, future residents of Yas Island, and tourists alike. As we seek to continually enhance the experience of those living and working in our prime destinations, this will be yet another milestone that improves peoples’ lives.”

The water taxi will be an extra mode of transport for residents of Raha Beach, including Al Muneera, Al Bandar and Al Zeina heading to Yas Marina and Yas Links, in addition to other island locations in the future.

Mohammad Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral Asset Management, said, “This initiative will see us go beyond the island’s boundaries to connect this unique world-class destination with the rest of the Emirate. By forging this partnership, we’re ensuring that the Yas Island experience is accessible to all visitors and Abu Dhabi residents, and that they never miss any of the action that awaits them on the island.”

The service will also connect with the high-speed ferry service that Jalboot currently operates around Abu Dhabi city, stopping at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Mall, Etihad Towers and the Fairmont Hotel.