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Revealed: Most Uber pick-ups are from Dubai airports

By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com Dubai: The number of drivers registering to work with tech-driven global taxi firm Uber has quadrupled over the last year,...

Dubai taxis drive up satisfaction

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also started imposing fines on taxi companies if the number of complaints against their fleet breach the limit set by the agency. As a result, complaints against taxi services have come down significantly, a senior official told Gulf News.

‘Speed kills’ means nothing

How often have we heard the words ‘speed kills'? But it looks like it means nothing to some motorists in Dubai. Their attitude needs to change. These days, highways have turned into Formula One racetracks. We have speed limits on different roads, but the people who abide by these are continually bullied and harassed by other motorists.

Wanted: Women-only motorcycle taxis

Source:  www.emirates247.com Jakarta is seeing a growing number of transportation services catering exclusively to women, offering better security and comfort when compared to packed public...

UAE traffic: Accidents in Dubai slow commuters down

DUBAI // Three accidents caused congestion around Dubai on Thursday morning. An incident was reported on Al Khail Road after the Hessa Street interchange, southbound...

A workshop about corporate data management in support of smart transition

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held a workshop to spotlight data management and its application in leveraging the smart corporate transition. Representatives...

Road works choke access to Jumeirah Village Triangle

Residents of Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) are finding it difficult to access their homes, as two of the three entry points to the development have been closed for roadworks. The development is situated between Emirates Road and Al Khail Road, behind Emirates Hills.

Ties no longer mandatory for Dubai cabbies amid safety concerns

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it was now up to the driver whether he wants to wear a tie, which until now has been a compulsory part of their uniform.

Traffic & Roads Agency holds open house with parking attendants

In a clear testimony of the active communication with all employees in different job grades, engineer Maitha Mohammed bin Udai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), held a frank & friendly meeting with the parking attendants.

Taxi drivers get lessons in safety and conduct

Taxi drivers have gone back to school to learn about traffic offences and good service. Dubai Taxi Corporation has been running an education programme with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) focusing on traffic offences, as well as procedures and policies adopted by both bodies to improve conduct and quality of service.

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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...

How an international hero became a taxi driver in UAE Suresh...

When I flagged down a cab in the mad morning rush to keep a medical appointment, little did I know it would be a...

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