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Dubai taxis drive up satisfaction

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also started imposing fines on taxi companies if the number of complaints against their fleet breach the limit set by the agency. As a result, complaints against taxi services have come down significantly, a senior official told Gulf News.

Dubai to introduce 20 hybrid taxis this year

Motorists can breathe easy with the introduction of 20 hybrid taxis by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) this year in a bid to curb pollution. The Toyota Camrys, operated by Dubai Taxi, will alternatively run on petrol and electricity. The RTA is the first to introduce this clean technology in the region after the pilot project was operational between 2008 and 2011, proving its green credentials.

Unlikely honour for veteran taxi driver in Dubai

By Muby Asger, Staff Reporter, XPRESS Dubai: British expat Rechel Shah was on a mission. She had met a man she describes as an...

Dubai Taxi installs in-cab interactive LCDs, launches Wi-Fi service

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has started fitting interactive LCD touch screens together with free Wi-Fi service to its taxi fleet. The test-run of...

RTA modifies taxi-starting rate as of 1 December

Source: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved the modification of taximeter starting rate, starting from 1 December 2014 in order to integrate...

Psychometric test for new taxi drivers

By ANJANA KUMAR, STAFF REPORTER DUBAI The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is raising the bar for aspiring taxi drivers in Dubai. From the third week of...

RTA starts two bus routes to Tecom free zones

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced two new bus routes --Route 83 and Route 85 -- that will connect Tecom free zones Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Media City (DMC) and Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) to Karama and Discovery Gardens respectively. The buses operating on the new routes can cut down the commuting time for office-goers within the free zones by almost 50 per cent. The timings of the two bus routes take into account the peak hours.

Tesla’s already sold 200 cars in Dubai – guess the buyer…

On the sidelines of the World Government Summit 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Tesla Inc., a world-leading...

Motorists told not to use sirens

Police have warned the public against using sirens in the cars to get past congested areas by misleading other drivers into thinking they were an emergency vehicle. Field monitoring resulted in seizing a number of violating vehicles in various locations, the last of which was in Qusais last Friday.


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Taxi drivers’ honesty tested

"When the ‘Vehicles with No Lost Items' campaign was first organised in July last year, 21 valuable items were left behind in cabs by officials posing as passengers and three drivers chose not to return them," Mohammad Yousuf Salih, acting director of fleet operations at Dubai Taxi Corporation, told Gulf News.

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Dubai Airport Freezone’s Revenues Soar on Foreign Firms’ Expansion

Expansion by European and US companies boosted Dubai Airport Freezone’s revenues by 30 per cent during 2009 compared to the previous year, the freezone said. European companies in the Freezone represent 34 per cent of the operating companies in various sectors, while US companies represent 8 per cent.

Dubai ranked No. 3 in the world for taxi service

We in Dubai might find a million faults with local cabs and cabbies, but for the world’s travellers, the emirate’s taxi service is one of the best in the world. The third best, if this survey from the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor is anything to go by. According to a pop-up survey conducted by TripAdvisor, the emirate was judged to have the third-best taxi service out of 40 cities, which included Tokyo, Singapore and Zurich.

Cab customers in Dubai want better service

By Nadeem Hanif DUBAI // Taxi customers say cabs should be better maintained, there should be more cars on the road during peak hours and...

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