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Taxi shortage hits Dubai commuters during evenings

Dubai: Residents using public transport in Dubai are crying foul over the lack of taxis during the evening hours as taxi drivers refuse to pick them up on the pretext of changing shifts.

New Year’s Eve road closures in Dubai as part of RTA...

DUBAI // Phased closures of roads near Burj Khalifa as well as the nearby Metro station on the evening of New Year’s Eve have...

Wallet: Lost and found

A Dh15 taxi ride from BurJuman to the Gold Souq nearly ended up costing Patricia Nsanze all her savings. In Dubai on holiday with her husband Arthur Semaana, Nsanze dropped her wallet on the floor of a National Taxi at 8pm on March 21. Inside were multiple credit and ATM cards, identity cards, social security, health and insurance cards, a UK driver's licence, over a thousand dirhams, hundreds of dollars and thousands of African shillings.

Female taxi drivers in Jordan challenge country’s conservative norms

AMMAN // Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman’s heavy traffic for another day of...

DTC achieves high rate in curbing taxi accidents in 2016

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) revealed that it had achieved a high indicator in reducing the rate of accidents sustained by its taxicabs in...

Dubai Canal update: Charter a water taxi for Dh400

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will operate marine transport services at nine new stations along the Dubai Water Canal and Business Bay. Once the...

Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates the Dubai Water Canal

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated the second...

Female drivers set to join ranks of Dubai Taxi Corp

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is set to recruit a number of female drivers for a new service it says is a first in the Arab world. The taxi unit of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority said the women will be trained to work in a new initiative called the Ladies & Families Taxi Service.

Uber is losing $2 billion a year, new report says, with...

A new analysis of Uber's financial data suggests the ride-hailing company is losing as much as $2 billion a year, with passengers on average...

New Dubai ferry service launched

A new water transport system could prove useful to those taking flights to Dubai. Shaikh Mohammed, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE, launched Ferry Dubai at the Dubai International Boat Show the latest water transport service offered by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).

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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...

103m riders used Dubai Metro in first half of 2018

During the first half of 2018 year, the Dubai Metro Red and Green Lines have lifted 103.292 million riders, compared with 100.558 million riders...

RTA to manage large-scale taxi operations with smart tech

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce a new smart technology system that will help manage the supply and demand of taxis at...

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