Cab-sharing: No RTA ban on multiple drop-offs


By Majorie van Leijen and Bindu Suresh Rai

Sharing of a cab in Dubai, with multiple drop-offs, has always been permitted, with the only consideration being that the taxi meter must not be switched off during the trip, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reiterated.

The authority has had to repeat its long-standing policy in the face of an erroneous media report in one of the local news dailies that taxi drivers who allowed multiple drop-offs in a single taxi ride would be fined and could lose their job, as this was not permitted by the RTA.

The same media ran another report a couple of days later that the RTA had taken a U-turn on its policy after the daily ‘broke’ the news, and that rule has since been reversed by the RTA. More info