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An exclusive look inside Dubai’s latest Tesla taxis. Video

Next time you want to hire a limousine through Dubai Taxi service, look out for the latest Teslas that have hit the streets of...

Taxi drivers say their lives are on the line

Taxi drivers stripped off their neckties yesterday before forming a protest procession against unsafe working conditions, after the murder of a colleague. "We don't want to wear these neckties," said Kazi Mohammed, a Bangladeshi driver for National Taxi.

New Year’s Eve road closures in Dubai as part of RTA...

DUBAI // Phased closures of roads near Burj Khalifa as well as the nearby Metro station on the evening of New Year’s Eve have...

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.

Dubai accident deaths drop

THE number of deaths caused by traffic accidents in Dubai during 2010 dropped to 153 compared to 225 in 2009. The measures taken by the RTA in 2009 have paid off in reducing traffic accident fatalities in Dubai last year by 32 per cent - a clear indicator of the effective traffic safety plans and educative programmes run by the RTA

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.

Post fare hike, Dubai cab franchisees want more

DESPITE granting their fare hike wish granted, Dubai taxi franchise companies still cry for similar rights like their competitor, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)-owned Dubai Taxi Corporation. Several demands were tabled before the RTA bigwigs a month ago. Among them was raising taxi fare “to enable us at least meet our operation costs,” as one of the franchise company’s executives told The Gulf Today. This was granted, and from Friday Jan.22, 2011, passengers will be coughing up an additional 11 fils per kilometre covered.

RTA offers attractive number plates for motorbikes

The RTA is offering 8,000 distinguished four and five-digit number plates for motorbikes. These plates are obtainable through the RTA portal, customer service centres, service providers and auto dealers. The move is primarily aimed at making bikes attractive to a larger segment of the community.

Safe distance rule violation major cause of accidents in UAE

By Dina Aboul Hosn  gulfnews.com Speed on the road does kill, but only when accompanied by other factors, Dubai's top traffic authority said on Tuesday. "If...

Petrol stations turn away motorists

The flow of petrol has been stemmed yet again as some fuel stations in Sharjah and Dubai turn away customers from locked pumps without explanation. On the heels of more than a year of periodic fuel shortages at stations, one frustrated driver told an Arabic newspaper he had been searching for two days for an open petrol station in the Al Khan and Tawuun areas of Sharjah to no avail.

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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...

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...