Residents and Visitors at The Pearl-Qatar Travel in Style on Ronautica Middle East’s Water Taxi Shuttle Service



Doha May 2, 2012: The Pearl-Qatar, the Middle East’s most glamorous address, operates Doha’s first and only water taxi service, allowing residents and visitors to commute around the Island in style.

Operated by Ronautica Middle East (RME), the unique and convenient shuttle service operates within the Porto Arabia precinct and will later this year expand to connect all parts of the Island.

The service is equipped with a fleet of 22ft boats, which are electrically propelled and as a result, environmentally friendly. The boats have comfortable seating and are completely silent, which makes each trip a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

“An efficient infrastructure to enable the movement of people around the Island was a part of the master development plan for The Pearl-Qatar since its inception,” said Roger Dagher, Director of Corporate Communications at United Development Company, the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar.  “This is just one of the many services provided for the convenience of visitors and residents at The Pearl-Qatar, but it also allows people to explore the Island and take full advantage of our first class shopping and dining outlets.”

According to Jaume Marco, General Manager of Ronautica Middle East, the company will continue to offer a great option for passengers looking to enjoy water commutes around the different areas of Porto Arabia. “As other precincts of The Pearl-Qatar open up for residents and visitors, the water taxi will become an even more valuable commute alternative for residents wanting to enjoy a relaxing sea ride on their way to their favorite shop or restaurant.”

There are currently five locations within Porto Arabia where visitors and residents can catch a water shuttle: Water Taxi 1; Water Taxi 6; Water Taxi 11; Water Taxi 17 and Marina Gate 30. 

Those wanting to ride the shuttle service can purchase individual tickets from three locations within The Pearl-Qatar – the Concierge Desk at 4 La Croisette, the Harbour Master’s office front desk and also Al Tabkha Restaurant at 18 La Croisette.

About Ronautica Middle East

A wholly owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC), Ronautica Middle East was established in March 2007 with the purpose of developing marine related services and to manage and operate first-class marinas in the Middle East. The marinas at The Pearl-Qatar are the showcase for the company in this region. As a specialized marina operator, Ronautica Middle East provides The Pearl-Qatar with a full range of premier services, from hassle-free entrance to the marina, yacht sales, maintenance and service, extending to a variety of nautical activities, all seamlessly integrated into the exclusive luxury environment of the Island.

About The Pearl-Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar is a unique and innovative urban development in Doha, Qatar.  A masterpiece of private and modern living on an Island spanning over 4 million square-meters of land, The Pearl-Qatar offers a tailored range of residential solutions to meet the highest of standards available in the Gulf.  Furthermore The Pearl-Qatar plays host to the latest retail and hospitality offerings from the world’s leading brands and restaurants.

Developed by United Development Company (UDC), the Island is located 350 meters offshore of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District and is one of the largest real-estate developments in the Gulf.


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