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Uber launches cheaper taxi service in Qatar

Ride-hailing app Uber has launched a new service in Qatar that uses older, smaller cars and cuts current Uber prices in the country by...

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...

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...

11 Dubai traffic fines you may not know about

We consciously reduce the speed of our cars around radars, pay special attention at pedestrian crossings, and slow down as soon as the green...

Revealed: What the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Hyperloop will look like

US-based Hyperloop One has unveiled the first look of a fully-operational Hyperloop model linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai ahead of its official launch on...

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...

Free Wi-Fi in Abu Dhabi taxis from next month

ABU DHABI // Taxi passengers in the capital will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi in their cabs from next month. TransAD has announced the...

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....

How to create a lasting impression at the airport

Unlicensed taxis pose a threat to road safety across the country. They are unregulated, generally unsafe and drivers aren’t properly insured. Some don’t even...

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...

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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...

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

When I flagged down a cab in the mad morning rush to keep a medical appointment, little did I know it would be a...

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