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Dubai campaign offers visitors warm welcome and taxi advice

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Visitors to the emirate are to receive a warm welcome from a team of helpful greeters. The initiative aims to give travellers help from friendly guides as well as warn them about the dangers of using illegal taxis.

New restaurant for Dubai taxi drivers

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Dubai cabbies have a new place to eat after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened a new canteen as part of its drive to boost morale. Food on offer includes Oriental, Asian and Arabic dishes - and aims to cater for the dozens of different nationalities.

Sharjah taxi driver who handed back Dh1.7m has returned cash-filled briefcase before

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SHARJAH // A taxi driver who returned a briefcase containing Dh1.7 million to its thankful owner said on Sunday it was not the first...

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Roadworthy: Drive for safety

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New taxi drivers may have to undergo a one-year probationary period of driving accident free or face non-renewal of their contracts with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), XPRESS has learnt. A new study conducted by the Sweden Traffic Safety Institute has recommended the probation measure for Dubai's taxi drivers to stem traffic offences and accidents committed by new drivers who may not have the proper skills and experience to drive in a city they are just getting to know.

Cab-sharing: No RTA ban on multiple drop-offs

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Sharing of a cab in Dubai, with multiple drop-offs, has always been permitted, with the only consideration being that the taxi meter must not be switched off during the trip, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reiterated.

Dubai Knowledge Majlis holds first session

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By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com The inaugural session of Dubai Knowledge Majlis was held on Wednesday under the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al...

Dubai Taxi Corporation Launches Windows 8 Mobile App

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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.
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World’s first 3D printing pop-up coming to Dubai

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Following its debut in London's Shoreditch later this month, the world’s first 3D printing pop-up restaurant will be visiting Dubai. Food Ink, described by Lonely...

Wallet: Lost and found

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A Dh15 taxi ride from BurJuman to the Gold Souq nearly ended up costing Patricia Nsanze all her savings. In Dubai on holiday with her husband Arthur Semaana, Nsanze dropped her wallet on the floor of a National Taxi at 8pm on March 21. Inside were multiple credit and ATM cards, identity cards, social security, health and insurance cards, a UK driver's licence, over a thousand dirhams, hundreds of dollars and thousands of African shillings.
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RTA urges use of ‘dashboard’ online service

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Dubai Taxi launches Limo service for tourists

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By Staff  www.emirates247.com The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched a 24|7 limousine service offering deluxe vehicles with...

UAE officially receives flag for next Expo 2020

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By WAM  www.emirates247.com The UAE today officially received the flag as the host of the next world's largest expo in Dubai in 2020 during a...

Unified curriculum for driving instructors in Dubai to help ease confusion

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"We are going to make sure that all professional drivers are medically fit to drive to ensure the safety of passengers and other road users," said Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Licensing Agency at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Currently, only an eyesight test is conducted before a driving licence is issued.

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