Friday, April 29, 2005

Change from ceiling to floor price?: Abras in Dubai - Gulf News

"It's been 50fils for at least 13 years. If you have 20 people on the boat that means you only earn Dh10. We have many costs to cover boat and engine repairing, diesel so I think Dh1 is a better price," he said.

Image source: datadubai

Product may change as well: If safety enters; will charm exit?
Steps to boost safety
o Possible improvements of the abra service include introducing smart cards for payment.
o The municipality wants to stop operators from collecting fares while the abras are in motion.
o It is also putting in safety rings and safety jackets for the abra operators and the passengers.


Anonymous Acad Ronin said...

If I remember corrctly, and I believe that I do, it's been 50 fils for more than 30 years.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Acad Ronin said...


"Safety easures, we don't need no stinking safety measures." Thirty years ago the abra was far less fancy than the one in the picture (smaller, no awning, etc.), and I never heard anyone even comment on the issue of safety. The younger generation...

5:42 AM  

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