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A drunk tourist angered at being told that no bars were open at 4am grabbed the steering wheel of the taxi he was travelling in and crashed it into the pavement before running off without paying the fare. He was soon arrested and put in a police patrol car - but responded by grabbing his arresting officer's hat, kicking him and trying to escape through the window.
Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle....
The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general...
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Dubai Taxi Corporation Launches Windows 8 Mobile App
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has pre-launched its new mobile app that will allow users to book taxis, track the car’s journey and calculate the fare. The new application will enable users to provide feedback on their journey and is also designed to help users who suffer from hearing disabilities.
Careem ‘in talks for $300 million fundraising’
Ride-hailing app Careem is close to raising $300 million in its latest fundraising round, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The UAE-based company is in talks with...
Supercar Taxis to offer free rides this weekend in Dubai
By Muaz Shabandri www.khaleejtimes.com A highlight of this year’s Dubai Motor Festival (DMF), the Supercar Taxi fleet consists of 10 extraordinary cars, each worth Dh1 million...
Timing of services during Eid ul-Adha holiday
“The working hours of marine transit systems during Eid ul-Adha holidays will be as follows: Water Bus from 07:00 am up to 10:00 pm, Ferry Dubai from 09:00 am up to 07:00 pm, and the Water Taxi from 10:00 am up to 03:00 am starting from tomorrow (Thursday) and during the first and second Eid days only.
RTA and Visa collaborate to study futuristic digital payment in transport...
As part of the collaboration, both parties will share best practices and mutually beneficial experiences as well as conduct joint studies to identify customer pain points and design optimal solutions.
Al Tayer: 188% surge in marine transport network by 2030
Under the plan, the marine transit fleet would be beefed up by 32% to reach 258 means, and the number of marine transport stations would see a 65% rise to encompass 79 stations by 2030.
Dubai: Dos and don’ts for e-scooter riders
Riders must refrain from using dual headsets and inform authorities in case of accidents, even if no one is hurt.
Cruise to be Dubai’s exclusive self-driving taxi provider
The GM-backed self-driving car developer signed an exclusive agreement with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to operate a fleet of taxis.
Dh0 starting charges when you book these cabs at Dubai airport
This is a limited time offer.
Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee looks ahead to 1 October opening
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Emirates Building Systems nears completion of four Expo 2020 pavilions
More than 2,400 MT of steel provided for the construction across the four pavilions
UAE: Temperature dips below 0°C for second time in 3 days
Al Ain has been witnessing a cold wave, with water freezing over in some areas.
Public buses to Dubai’s Global Village to restart service ahead October...
Dubai: The public bus service to Global Village will resume on October 25, this time with deluxe coaches, when the new season starts, Dubai’s...
Dubai RTA reaches milestone of over a billion taxi riders
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has indicated that the taxi fleet recorded an exponential growth from 81 to 5,201 vehicles, with the number...