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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dubai taxis to now accept Nol, credit cards

The Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Network International, a payment solutions provider in the Middle East, today entered into a partnership that will enable passengers using the RTA's taxis to pay fares using Nol, credit and debit cards.

20% of Dubai’s taxi fleet to be hybrid soon

By SHAFAAT SHAHBANDARI, STAFF REPORTER  www.gulfnews.com Dubai: Dubai’s fleet of hybrid taxis is set to expand significantly with 55 vehicles joining the existing 99. Cars Taxi, which...

Dubai buses, taxis to be
fitted with fuel savers

Public buses and taxis in Dubai will soon be reducing fuel consumption, gas emissions and would be needing less servicing after May when they will all be fitted with supertech fuel saver which, the world’s transport industry calls, the ‘genius of the tank’.

RTA’s new iPhone apps to make mParking easier

A motorist using the iPhone will not have to remember the confusing procedure of mParking any more. The new RTA app comes with a small form with clear fields to punch in the required details. As if that was not enough, the app saves the plate number when it is punched in once.

Dubai RTA prepares to extend tram line

UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has called tenders for a feasibility study on extending the city’s tram line. The 10·6 km first phase of the...

RTA workers took bribes to fake vehicle tests, court hears

Two data entry officers at the Roads and Transport Authority this morning denied taking bribes in exchange for forging official documents showing vehicles had passed testing. The two Iranians, a female defendant AB, 32, and SQ, 31, denied before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance taking nearly Dh13,500 to falsify the vehicles' test results.

Abu Dhabi taxis to be fitted with wi-fi and phone chargers

By Ramona Ruiz  www.thenational.ae Starting this summer, passengers will be able to recharge their mobile phones and access wi-fi via touch screens fitted in more than 4,000 Abu...

Dubai to roll out ‘smart maps’ for taxi fleet

The RTA said that the technology had been introduced in response to Dubai’s expansion in recent years and would help drivers be more efficient in reaching passengers’ requested destination.

Dubai introduces ‘luxury’ taxi fleet

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has introduced a new fleet of luxury taxis in a move that the firm says will deliver higher standards of transport to customers. The fleet, which launched in June 2012, includes 20 Nissan Infiniti and Toyota Lexus vehicles. The flag-down rate for the vehicles, which come with a sleek black paint-job, remains fixed at AED50 (US$13.60).

Dubai fleets to adopt electric cars

By Staff  www.gulfnews.com Dubai: Officials have confirmed that 10 per cent of Dubai government’s vehicle fleets will comprise electric and hybrid vehicles, as instructed by...

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Uber set to acquire Careem this week in $3.1bn deal

Uber Technologies Inc. is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this...

Dubai is ready for autonomous taxis, developers announce

The future of Dubai is on the roads, with smart taxis soon set to be motoring along them with ease (and without an actual driver). Dubai’s first autonomous taxi...

UAE visa amnesty extended by one month

The amnesty scheme in UAE which started in August has been extended by another one month on occasion of UAE National Day, sources have...

Smart cameras to be fitted to Dubai taxis in Al Yamama...

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched the Al Yamama initiative where its taxis will be fitted with smart cameras. These cameras will monitor the movement...

UAE: Dubai’s Careem to remain independent despite Uber interest, says co-founder

Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem will remain an independent, local company despite interest from Eastern and Western investors, such as US rival Uber and Chinese...