ABU DHABI, 7th April, 2018 (WAM) — The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities at Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, is continuing the construction and management of boat and jet ski slipway projects in Abu Dhabi Island and the surrounding islands.
The step is aimed at providing services contributing to the satisfaction of community members as well as urban entertainment facilities compatible with the standards set for protecting beaches and the marine environment.
The municipality has opened three boat and jet ski slipways at Al Hudayriat Island, Al Mina and Abu Dhabi Gate to serve the needs of the community for boat and jet ski slipways in Abu Dhabi.
The ADM has finished constructing 40 boat slipways, in addition to a car park and pavements for slipways at Al Hudayriat Island. The municipality and its partners are currently working on other facilities of the slipway.
Investing and operating the Al Hudayriat Island slipway is part of a series of projects that include Al Mina and Abu Dhabi Gate slipways. All of these projects aim to promote the safe use of boat and jet ski slipways in Abu Dhabi. The municipality is cooperating with long experienced investors in this field to ensure the quality of operating these slipways and provide commercial components supporting the project.
The services of loading and offloading boats and jet skis will be free of charge in case boat owners do it themselves. In case of requesting the investor or operator of the slipway to undertake the process, a fee of AED100 will be charged. About 10 to 16 free car parking spaces are allocated for each slipway. The parking of boats and jet skis will entail a subscription fee of about AED15,000 per year.
The Al Hudayriat slipway covers an area of 3,500 square metres and a floor area of 436 square metres. It includes a security office, a service desk, a workshop, retail stores, a mosque and a store in addition to 40 parking slots for boats.
Construction works in the remaining facilities of the Al Hudairiyat Slipway Project are expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2018.
The Al Mina slipway is now available for all community members and the municipality has accomplished the pavement of loading and offloading of boats. The remaining components and facilities of the project are expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of this year. The slipway includes 40 slots for boats and covers an area of 3,500 square metres with a floor area of 436 square metres. It also includes a security office, a service desk, a workshop, retail stores, a mosque and a store.
The Abu Dhabi Gate slipway is now ready to attract seafarers. The municipality and its partners have completed the pavement for loading and offloading of boats, in addition to 40 parking slots for boats and a parking space for cars. Work on the remaining components of the project are underway and are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018. All these slipways aim to bring happiness besides providing luxurious, modern and accessible amenities to the community.
Beachgoers can utilise the services of numerous slipways in Abu Dhabi and its islands including Al Sader, Al Bahya, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi Gate City and Al Hudayriat.