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Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) is currently studying the viability of introducing a cable car network in the capital. 

The provisional concept of the project indicates that it will span an area of 160,000 meters square with a total floor area of about 74,000 meters square, according to the official press release.

The project under consideration will cost about AED 650 million and aims to transform Al Bahya Corniche into a premier entertainment destination for residents.

The estimated cost of Al Maqta Cable Car Project is in the range of AED 350 million. 

The cable car project is expected to include five stations starting from Al Maqta Creek parallel to Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road near Al Maqta Bridge.

The second station could potentially be Khalifa Park, followed by Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the fourth is planned near the Ritz Carlton.

The project then turns to the Arabian Gulf Street in a route parallel to Musaffah Bridge to terminate at the fifth and final station at the Canal Project and Al Barri Souk.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality said in a statement that the aim of such projects is to realize the aspirations of residents and visitors of the Emirate, besides promoting the profile of Abu Dhabi as a global tourist hub and one of the best places for living, working and visiting.