RTA and Visa collaborate to study futuristic digital payment in transport and enable cashless economy
Live large, next to the world’s tallest building
Living next door to the world's tallest building, the world's largest mall, the world's highest dancing fountain, the world's largest indoor gold souq and the world's only Armani Hotel, comes at a price. Brian Caldwell, a resident of the Old Town Island in Downtown Dubai is proud to call the area home.
Dubai Taxi exhibits smart bus model to school administrators
By WAM www.emirates247.com Dubai - RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation has exhibited its new environment-friendly school buses to a number of school administrators in the Emirate...
RTA: all Dubai taxi passengers are in safe hands
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says its new In Safe Hands programme is a personalised taxi service, and carries no stigma for drivers who are not part of it. Last week, the RTA announced that families who want to travel with the city's 60 safest drivers could pay for the privilege.
INTERVIEW: Uber drives job growth in the Middle East
Source: www.zawya.com "Over 19,000 work opportunities have been created in the Middle East over the last two years with Uber," Palaniappan said. "When you think...
Shuttle taxi service soon for pets in Dubai
DUBAI: On the lines of school buses for children, a British national is planning to launch a taxi “shuttle service” for pets soon in Dubai that will drop and pick up the four-legged loved ones from day-care centres.
Dubai drives to stop illegal private car-lift services
Ahmed Al Hamadi, Acting CEO of Dubai Transport Corporation (DTC), said: Motorists caught offering such service will be fined Dh5,000. Second-time offenders will be fined Dh10,000. And those who commit the offence twice in a year will be handed over to the police and deportated."
Will you commute via ‘personal rapid transit?’
Imagine stepping onto a cold, windy platform at 2 in the morning and waiting just a few seconds for the transit car to show up. Imagine getting in the car and zipping right by stations as you go directly to your destination. Imagine always having a seat on the train. Believe it or not, you're imagining a concept that's more than 50 years old, but still very rare in the real world.
Violent French taxi protests against Uber
By AFP www.khaleejtimes.com Paris — Protests against ride-booking app Uber turned violent in France on Thursday as taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked...
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research
The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian...
Leading the way
If you should ever find yourself driving in Dubai, a friendly piece of advice: Watch out for the camels. This is because when a 1,300 kilogram car slams into a jaywalking camel on the 4-lane highways, the laws of physics dictate that both parties lose.
Emirates pilot averts disaster at Dubai airport
While coming into land, the Airbus A330-200 pilot spotted another aircraft already on the same runway and took off immediately after initially touching down. "Emirates flight EK 523 from Trivandrum to Dubai landed at 0722 on November 7, 2010. The aircraft initiated a go-around sequence at the time of landing, after momentarily touching the runway,” an Emirates spokesperson said, in an emailed reply to Arabian Business.
RTA modifies taxi-starting rate as of 1 December
Source: www.rta.ae The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved the modification of taximeter starting rate, starting from 1 December 2014 in order to integrate...
Dubai flights delayed due to heavy fog
ABU DHABI // UAE authorities warned motorists to drive carefully on Wednesday as heavy fog swept over most areas of the country, while flights...