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‘Special’ taxis to make travel easier in RAK

By Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah  www.khaleejtimes.com  The Ras Al Khaimah Transport (RAK) Authority has launched an all-new taxi service for people with special needs. The authority...

Dubai cars can now be renewed in any emirate

The Ministry of Interior announced the start of the traffic system link and unified federal licensing project with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai (RTA) to renew the driving licence and vehicle registration nationwide with effect from early March.

Taxi driver sent to court over raping runaway maid in cab

After concluding the investigation into the case, Deira Chief Prosecutor Youssef Mohammed Foulaz framed the rape charge against the 27-year-old Pakistani driver. According to the prosecution arraignment sheet, the driver raped the 25-year-old woman who had just run away from her sponsor.

Dubai Metro services restored after 40-minute delay

The Dubai Metro services have been restored after a reported technical snag resulted in 40-minute delays. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai confirmed...

Dubai Tram service hours

Source:  www.rta.ae   DUBAI TRAM FACEBOOK The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the operation hours of the Dubai Tram; which will start passenger...

Taxi driver mugged by passengers, court hears

A 23-year-old visitor denied mugging a taxi driver before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance this morning. The suspect, SH, from Nigeria, was accused along with another suspect, who is not identified in records and remained at large, of stealing money from the driver after they claimed to be passengers and rode to International city in the victim’s taxi, records said.

New roads for 3 Dubai residential areas

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director, has approved the construction of local road projects in three residential districts; namely Al Khawaneej 1, Al Barsha 1, 2 & 3, and Al Warqa 1, 2, 3 & 4.

The price of safety: pay more to have safer taxis

Want to make sure you’re in one of the safest taxis in town? You can with Dubai Taxi’s latest initiative called In-Safe-Hands. What’s the difference, you may ask. Well, the rate starts from 25AED and runs at 1.71AED a kilometre—a premium when compared to the starting rate of 3AED for regular cabs (20AED if you’re coming out of the airport or going into Sharjah).

Lack of slots not valid reason for wrong parking

Adel Al Marzouqi, director of the Parking Department at Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has refuted claims that a lack of parking spaces exists in Dubai, forcing people to break the rules.

UAE Uber users welcome app launch despite ‘intrusive’ data-sharing

DUBAI // A new Uber app that shows customers the time to their destination and allows a cost comparison from a selection of cars...

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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...