Abu Dhabi residents could soon be enjoying the city's views from above


Published: 2017-08-21 11:42

Last Updated: 2017-08-21 11:45

Will Abu Dhabi's cable cars look anything like this?
Will Abu Dhabi's cable cars look anything like this?
Roya News Source

Abu Dhabi is setting its sights high, as it contemplates adding cable cars to its modes of transport.

The UAE capital city's Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) is reportedly planning a $177 million cable-car project, built over 160,000 square meters - with a total floor area of 74,000 square meters - over Al Maqtaa and Al Bahya corniche.

If the project materialises, the Al Bahya Corniche area will be transformed into a premier entertainment destination.

It will also promote Abu Dhabi as a tourist hub and a living and working destination. 

Al Maqtaa Corniche is an ideal location for the project, as passengers will be able to enjoy the picturesque nature of the area from above.

According to Khaleej Times, five stations are set to be built for the project, starting from Al Maqtaa Creek, parallel to Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road nearby Al Maqtaa Bridge, and terminating at the fifth station located at the Canal Project and Al Barri Souk.

Is it time to warn Dubai to "watch out" for its futuristic-to-be neighbour?