ITC opens Saadiyat Marina & Ferry Terminal and Rabdan Marina

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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ITC inaugurates Saadiyat Marina and Ferry Terminal and Rabdan Marina
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The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, has inaugurated Saadiyat Marina & Ferry Terminal and Rabdan Marina, state-of-the-art facilities providing exceptional services and amenities for local mariners and boat owners.

The inauguration marks a significant milestone in enhancing maritime connectivity and infrastructure in the Emirate.

Saadiyat Marina & Ferry Terminal, designed as a versatile marine hub for different types of vessels, includes a range of amenities including 64 floating pontoons for vessel mooring, a 10-metre-wide slipway, 12 dry berths, 6 commercial outlets, 70 parking spaces, and modern administrative buildings. It also features a state-of-the-art ferry terminal with 2 ferry ramps, providing crucial links between Saadiyat and neighboring islands, catering to both the maritime community and visitors alike.

Situated in the Rabdan area of Abu Dhabi, Rabdan Marina consists of 19 berths for leisure boats and jet skis, along with a 14-metre-wide slipway,18 dry berths, F&B outlets, utilities on the dock, and 24×7 security and CCTV surveillance.

The marina also offers a range of services, including boat launching and recovery, washing and engine flushing service, and assisted berthing.

The marina features several retail venues catering to the boating community, residents, and tourists. Furthermore, its prime location offers an incredible view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Director General of the Integrated Transport Centre, stressed that, “The opening of Saadiyat Marina & Ferry Terminal and Rabdan Marina confirms our commitment to creating waterfronts that go beyond the concept of infrastructure alone, leading to the creation of a thriving marine ecosystem. Our continuous work to modernize Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector is in line with the rapid changes taking place in the world, to provide sustainable infrastructure that shapes the future of maritime excellence in our emirate.”

“With the completion of the development at Rabdan Marina and Saadiyat Marina & Ferry Terminal, we are providing Abu Dhabi’s maritime community with access to modern infrastructure and services with the highest standards of health, safety, and quality. AD Ports Group is proud to facilitate the realization of our leadership’s vision to establish our emirate as a global maritime center. We are committed to continued enhancement of leisure and commercial maritime facilities across Abu Dhabi,” commented Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, CEO of Maritime & Shipping Cluster at AD Ports Group.

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