Dubai’s RTA signs deal with ride-hailing service Careem

Dubai's transport authority has signed an agreement with ride-hailing service Careem to provide limousine and taxi services in the emirate.

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Dubai’s transport authority has signed an agreement with ride-hailing service Careem to provide limousine and taxi services in the emirate.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in a statement that it has signed a cooperation agreement, whereby Careem will provide passenger transport services online or via a smart app.

The service, which will be in accordance with the laws applicable to taxi and limousine services in the emirate, will run using about 9,841 taxicabs and 4,700 limousines, the RTA said.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, said: “Undertaking this initiative stems from RTA’s keenness to implement the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city, bring happiness to people, deliver excellent services to tourists and enhance customers experience.

“This agreement supports the integrated mobility platform project currently undertaken by RTA in Dubai… RTA intends to enhance the partnership with the private sector and invites all online booking companies to join this drive aimed at realising the objective of delivering smart services to customers.” More info

By Staff  www.arabianbusiness.com

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