A group of taxi drivers has filed a complaint against a transport company for making them work long hours and for docking their salaries and commission to pay for the cost of their visas, labour cards, medical test among others. The taxi drivers told Gulf News their company, Metro Taxi LLC, had set their salaries at Dh300 as stipulated in their labour contracts. The amount includes all allowances.
"We are going to make sure that all professional drivers are medically fit to drive to ensure the safety of passengers and other road users," said Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Licensing Agency at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Currently, only an eyesight test is conducted before a driving licence is issued.
Commercial Bank of Dubai sponsor the second leg of Meydan’s double- header weekend of racing on Friday highlighted by the Al Fahidi Fort, a Group Two contest run on the turf over 1600m. The Dubai Transport Company Operates a taxi service from Meydan with the taxi drop-off and pick up point located outside the Meydan Grandstand.
The number of taxi journeys taken in Dubai rose in the second half of 2009, despite the opening of the emirate's metro system in September, it was announced on Monday. More than 36 million trips were taken by cabs in the emirate in H2, two million more than in the first haldf of the year, the Roads and Transport Authority said in a statement.
An overwhelming 97 per cent of people who live in the UAE feel safe, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by The National. The 1,097 respondents to the survey, conducted from February 9 to 15, also indicated that their personal experience with crime in the country is low. Only a little over three-quarters of respondents (78 per cent) said they felt safe taking a taxi ride alone at any time of day or night. More women (37 per cent) than men (10 per cent) felt unsafe in a taxi.