Coronavirus: Dubai Tram and ferry service to return from Wednesday

The tram line serving the marina has been suspended for six weeks

The tram service in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence was suspended six weeks ago to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Courtesy: RTA
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Dubai's tram line will begin operations on Wednesday, six weeks after it closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Services will run on Saturday to Thursdays between 7am and 11pm and on Fridays between 10am and 11pm.

The tram, which runs in a loop between Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, was halted in late March when the city began a lockdown that required a police permit to leave home, which has since been lifted.

The city's Roads and Transport Authority said its ferry services would also resume on Wednesday, running between 8.30am and 9pm.

That includes the ferry connecting Dubai Marina and the Creek at Al Ghubaiba Station, and the commuter service between the Creek and Sharjah Aquarium.

Officials reminded all travellers they must wear a face mask when leaving home and that it must remain on while on public transport.

Dubai's two metro lines reopened on April 26, after the police permit system was lifted.

Dubai & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - July 28, 2019: New Dubai-Sharjah commuter ferry is launched. Al Ghubaiba Water Transport Station. Sunday the 28th of July 2019. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The Dubai-Sharjah commuter ferry will return to service on Wednesday. Chris Whiteoak / The National