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Cabbie who robbed passenger gets 3-month term

A Dubai Taxi driver, who snatched a passenger's wallet claiming that the latter did not pay the fare, was given a three-month jail term followed by deportation by the Dubai Criminal Court on Monday.

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.

Phase 2 of Dubai bus, taxi lanes plan set for H2

The second phase of introducing dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai will take place in the second half of this year, transport chief Mattar Al Tayer said on Monday. The chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said phase two will see 1km of Naif Road and 1km of Al Ittihad Road being changed to help the flow of public transport.

Easter getaway begins as workers hit roads

The busiest part of the great Easter getaway was beginning today as people take advantage of the three public holidays in 10 days. Good Friday, Easter Monday, the Royal Wedding and the May Day bank holiday are offering workers the chance to go away for a long holiday without having to eat into their annual leave.

Facelift for cabbie homes

THE Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has given about Dhs 4 million for maintenance of its residential complex, where approximately 7,600 drivers of 30 nationalities live. “We are taking measures and offer facilities that are intended to improve drivers’ satisfaction,” said the Director of DTC Resources and Support, Ali Mattar.

Oman transport: Cab firm boss says fares will be regulated

Muscat: A company that won the contract to operate taxis at the Muscat airport said all of its 1,000 taxis will be metered or will...

Dubai Marina residents see red over roadworks

Driving into Dubai Marina, on the stretch of road behind Jumeirah Beach Residence, takes a lot longer than expected. The roads, which were once meant to be wide and meandering have reached a narrow bottleneck, tapering to one lane in certain spots, most notably by the Marina Promenade.

Oud Metha tunnels to be ready by 2012 end

Motorists will have to bear with traffic diversions and congestion on the Oud Metha Road-Rashid Hospital stretch for two more years. The road works around the Broadcast Roundabout would take at least 20 more months to complete.

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...

Dubai passenger traffic reaches record 40.5 million in H1

By Staff  www.emirates247.com Dubai International’s (DXB) passenger traffic reached a record 40.5 million passengers in the first half of 2016 according to the traffic report...

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

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Digital Kiosk to boost smart services for Dubai Taxi cabbies

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the Digital Kiosk intended to facilitate the processing of transactions...

From flying taxis to robocops – Dubai as tech pioneer

From flying taxis to Batman-style surveillance motorcycles, Dubai's GITEX expo this week showcased innovations that were symbols of the city-state's ambitions to be a...

Now hail a Tesla in UAE with your Uber app

Uber, in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation, was on Sunday announced as the exclusive ride-hailing partner for DTC's fleet of electric vehicles in the...

Uber and Dubai’s RTA in talks for cheap mass transport services...

Uber is in talks with Dubai to set up a new low cost transport service, even as it faces the loss of its operating...