Dubai will receive 157 cruise ships during the current cruise tourism season 2016-2017, which started in last October and will continue until next April....
Dubai Taxi cabbies give out mineral water to thirsty customers for Dh2 each. Dubai Taxi is expanding the number of cabs for special needs passengers to make their travel comfortable. Currently there are four taxis devoted for handicapped and special needs passengers.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started displaying improved and easy to read bus routes, network maps and timetables at the bus stops and main bus stations across the emirate. Tracking destinations and planning bus journeys have been made easy with the new-look bus routes and maps being installed at all the bus stops in Dubai.
We in Dubai might find a million faults with local cabs and cabbies, but for the world’s travellers, the emirate’s taxi service is one of the best in the world. The third best, if this survey from the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor is anything to go by. According to a pop-up survey conducted by TripAdvisor, the emirate was judged to have the third-best taxi service out of 40 cities, which included Tokyo, Singapore and Zurich.
A 27-year-old taxi driver was jailed for five years yesterday for raping a female passenger. The Pakistani driver, BK, picked up HM, an Ethiopian maid, as she left her sponsor's house on the way to a police station. HM testified that she noticed the driver was taking her to a remote spot in Ras Al Khor.
The RTA is offering 8,000 distinguished four and five-digit number plates for motorbikes. These plates are obtainable through the RTA portal, customer service centres, service providers and auto dealers. The move is primarily aimed at making bikes attractive to a larger segment of the community.
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has no plans to introduce new Salik toll gates to the city’s roads or to increase the cost at each gate, a senior executive said. Media reports in February said the authority planned to add a further two gates in a bid to raise transport revenues, bringing the total number of Salik points in the city to six.
More than 332 million passengers used public transport, comprising the Dubai Metro, buses, marine transport and taxis, in Dubai last year, according to latest RTA figures. “The number of public bus users in 2010 was 113 million, with a daily ridership of about 314,000 passengers. The number of passengers using marine transit means, comprising abras and water bus, was about 15.35 million, with abras ferrying about 42,000 passengers per day and water about 877,000 per day using water bus.