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Warning signs ‘could have averted’ pile-up

Abu Dhabi Traffic Police are urging the Department of Transport (DoT) to install illuminated message boards to alert drivers about road and weather conditions as soon as possible, following the 127-car pile-up on Saturday. Traffic officials said such signs could have prevented the chain of accidents that resulted in one death and at least 60 injuries near Al Samha on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai motorway.

Dubai driving class FAQ: Minimum 40 hours or 20?

Those who are planning to get a driver's license and are behind the wheel for the first time, please note: You still need to...

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.

Dubai Metro link to Ibn Battuta mall opens; new retail walkway...

A new link has opened between Nakheel’s Ibn Battuta Mall and the Dubai Metro station, meaning easier public transport access to more than 400...

New Salik tolls could be key source of cash for Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has refused to comment on media reports it plans to add two Salik toll gates to the city’s roads, bringing the total number in the emirate to six. The gates, which charge drivers AED4 each time they pass through, were launched in July 2007 under a plan to cut down congestion on Dubai’s roads.

‘Special’ taxis to make travel easier in RAK

By Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah  www.khaleejtimes.com  The Ras Al Khaimah Transport (RAK) Authority has launched an all-new taxi service for people with special needs. The authority...

Arab man gets jail for jumping Dubai tram signal

An Arab man has been sentenced to one month in jail and ordered to pay Dh3,000 worth of a fine by the Dubai Traffic...

Overworked taxi drivers are putting people’s lives at risk

Users of taxis in the capital have raised concerns about some drivers falling asleep during their rides. Despite several campaigns carried out by the Abu Dhabi Police and numerous calls to motorists to refrain from driving while tired, taxi drivers are still endangering their passengers' lives and their own, complained a reader.

Dubai road closure may affect your Bur Dubai, Karama, Deira commute

By Bindu Rai www.emirates247.com Even as motorists rejoice with the opening of the southbound Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 2 bridge last month, another road closure has...

Hamdan lays foundation stone for Route 2020

Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, yesterday (Monday) laid the foundation stone for the metro Route 2020. Shaikh Hamdan...

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Dubai Taxi limo now available for booking via Uber app

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with Uber, a global provider of passenger transport services, enabling the booking of DTC limousines...

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...

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