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UAE mulls more toll roads from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Motorists could be subjected to further fees if plans for a new toll system on the United Arab Emirates’ federal roads are implemented, it...

Abu Dhabi tells old cabs to get off the road

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has told the old white-and-yellow taxis to clear the emirate’s roads to give way to more than 8,000 new silver cabs, warning that offenders could be jailed and heavily fined. TransAD, a DoT affiliate which manages six new taxi firms, said a deadline for the old cabs ended on December 31 and drivers of these cars found operating on the road would be jailed one months and fined Dh5,000.

Women-only taxi lines coming soon to Hebron

Palestinian entrepreneurs plan to bring to West Bank what already exists in Tehran and Beirut – pink taxis that serve only women. Palestinian news agency, Maan, reported on Monday that a Palestinian company is planning to establish a taxi service in Hebron for women only.

Have licence, won’t drive

Scared out of their wits, many drivers refuse to get behind the wheel despite spending thousands on a UAE driving licence. They tell XPRESS why their phobia is not misplaced. Dangerous driving is scaring new drivers off the roads.

Minimum taxi fare in Sharjah will be Dh10

Come September, Sharjah Taxi meters will be recalibrated to tick faster and cabbies can charge a minimum fare of Dh10 per trip, according to a senior official. This move will come as a shock to commuters in Sharjah. Director General of Sharjah Transport Abdullah Al Zari said the new minimum fare was in response to the franchise companies’ request to compensate part of the loss they incurred due to the latest hike in fuel prices and rising operation costs.

Cabbie awaits student molestation verdict

A Pakistani taxi driver allegedly molested a 14-year-old British student in front of his house in Burj Khalifa after dropping him off from his school, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The victim ALS testified that on September 20, he stopped a taxi after finishing school at 3.30pm, asking the driver to take him to his house in Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Taxi kicks off “Safe Driving” initiative

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Al Dobowi Tires Company, has recently launched “Safe Driving Road Safety Campaign” initiative targeting all DTC cabdrivers.

No new Salik gates planned for city, says RTA exec

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.

In pictures: Taxi drivers stage protests against Uber in Mexico

Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016....

Electric limo super-bus coming to Dubai

An electric powered limo super-bus is being developed for use on the journey between Dubai and Abu Dhabi reducing the 124km trip to a mere 30 minute commute. The limo bus offers comfortable and luxurious transport for up to 23 passengers.

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Dubai Taxi adds hybrid vehicles to limo fleet

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has beefed up its luxury limousine taxi fleet with hybrid vehicles type Lexus, Model ES300H 2017. The move comes as...

Dubai Taxi inks agreement to use limo in tours service

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Lama Desert Tours & Cruises L.L.C., a...

Uber, Dubai plan to test flying cars at Expo 2020

Uber Technologies Inc has reportedly teamed up with officials from Dubai and Dallas to test flying cars within three years. The company aims to hold...

Taxi drivers in UAE manage to steer demanding job on the...

Abu Dhabi: As the taxi took a sudden right turn into a side street, the driver in the car behind slammed his horn in...

Dubai to Tesla, Google, Uber: Test your driverless cars here

Dubai wants Tesla, Google and Uber to test their driverless cars on its roads, a senior Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has said. The emirate...