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.