Yas Bay Waterfront's water shuttle pilot programme will ferry passengers across Yas Marina and the waterfront, to and from Al Bandar and Al Muneera on Al Raha Beach.
The two-month programme that was recently launched is part of Yas Bay’s plans to boost island connectivity and accessibility.
"We are delighted to introduce this pilot programme, strengthening Yas Island’s connectivity with a new mode of waterways transportation," Taghrid Al Saeed, Executive Director of Marketing and Destination Strategy at Miral, said.
"Visitors will gain a new perspective by travelling on Yas Island’s waterways, easily accessing its popular offerings. We are confident that this water shuttle will appeal to all our guests and look forward to expanding further across the island, further positioning it as a global destination for entertainment and leisure."
The water shuttles will take passengers on a set route of 40 minutes. One shuttle will operate from 2pm until 10pm, while the other will move along the stations from 5pm to 11pm.
These timings will vary at the weekends. Each shuttle can seat up to 20 passengers.
The Yellow Boats Charter, an Abu Dhabi-based company, will operate the 12-metre vessels, ensuring a safe speed of 10 knots.
Trips are priced at Dh5 for residents of Al Bandar, Al Muneera, Al Zeina and Al Hadeel, as well as customers of establishments in Yas Bay and Yas Marina (with receipts from the same day).
Trips cost Dh40 for other members of the public, while all children under 5 go free.