Dubai-Fujairah seaplane service takes wings
Emarat Link, the Gulf region's only amphibious commercial aircraft operator, has launched a twice-daily service between Fujairah and Dubai.The new service creates a spectacular connection for business and leisure travellers between Fujairah and the northern Emirates, and Dubai, where Emarat Link's Cessna Caravan seaplanes, taking off and landing on the Creek, are already a familiar sight. The launch of Emarat Link's twice-daily flights has been warmly welcomed by Fujairah Civil Aviation Authority, which formed an official delegation to mark the inaugural flights between Fujairah International Airport and Dubai. The Emarat Link flights take off daily from Dubai Creek at 8.30am and 3.20pm, and from Fujairah International Airport at 9.40am and 4.30pm. Flying time is just 25 minutes. At Dh780 ($212) return and Dh550 one-way, including a chauffeured drop-off service in Fujairah and Dubai to all passengers, the flights represent excellent value for money. "While a limousine service costs around the same, our flights are quicker, and more convenient. And there is also the excitement of flying aboard our brand new Cessna Caravan seaplanes, with spacious cabins and leather seats, and the breathtaking sensation of taking off and landing on water," said general manager ThomasBommer. In Dubai, Emarat Link offers quick and easy departures from its floating terminal opposite Deira City Centre adjacent to the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Online bookings can be made by visiting www.emaratlink.com, while reservations and information are available with toll-free calls to 800 5411.