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Taxi driver gets five years for raping passenger

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.

Four Arab women filmed ‘assaulting taxi driver’ to appear in Dubai...

By Salam Al Amir  www.thenational.ae DUBAI// Four Arab women will appear before the Dubai Misdemeanours Court after a video showing them allegedly assaulting a taxi driver...

Attendant unhurt as taxi crashes into Dubai shop

A shop attendant escaped unharmed after a taxi crashed into the Iranian Sweets shop where she was working on Tuesday evening. The taxi driver was driving on the opposite side of the road when a car entered the road unexpectedly, and in an attempt to avoid colliding with it, he ended up crashing into the shop.

Punish parents on seat belts, say doctors

Parents should face steep fines for failing to ensure their children wear seat belts, doctors said yesterday. It is estimated that fewer than two per cent of children in the UAE are properly restrained in cars. Traffic accidents account for three-fifths of all child injuries.

Dubai taxi drivers cut a poor image in poll

By Dhanusha Gokulan (Reporter )/Dubai  khaleejtimes.com/  Did you have to come to a screeching halt behind a taxi driver because he suddenly stopped his car to pick...

Hefty fine and deportation for illegal taxis in Dubai

Over the years, those operating illegal taxis have changed their ways constantly to evade the authorities — from pursuing prospective customers randomly to dressing up smartly as chauffeurs at airports. Regardless of the option they choose, the authorities warned that they are unlikely to get away with it. A fresh campaign has been launched to crack down on illegal taxis in the city.

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...

Tesla’s already sold 200 cars in Dubai – guess the buyer…

On the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Tesla Inc., a world-leading...

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.

Region told to shift up a gear

Developing successful public transport systems in the Middle East and Asia is critical to the future course of world history, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals told a major global transport event in Dubai.

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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...

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