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Taxis from Dubai malls could cost you more

By Nazeem Beegum/Dubai  www.khaleejtimes.com Night time shopping and enjoying your spare time at shopping malls until they close could cost you more if you are a...

Dubai taxi drivers cut a poor image in poll

By Dhanusha Gokulan (Reporter )/Dubai  khaleejtimes.com/  Did you have to come to a screeching halt behind a taxi driver because he suddenly stopped his car to pick...

New street names confuse Abu Dhabi taxi drivers and residents

Taxi drivers and residents new to the emirate are struggling to find their way around with the new street address system. Despite the training TransAD has given taxi drivers, many are confused when faced with two different names for the same street.

Long wait for taxis as cabbies cash in on Eid

Apart from shopping mall employees, taxi drivers might have been the busiest this Eid Al Adha as residents opted to avoid driving through traffic, making for long wait times for passengers in need of rides. Taxi drivers who were working over the Eid weekend said they had noticed a substantial increase in passengers over the past few days. Sharjah taxi driver and Pakistani national Tariq Mahmood said that he began his shift at 6am last Friday.

Cabbies get free massages for bringing clients

Taxi drivers in the emirate are illegally earning commissions and free massages for taking customers to health and spa clubs. A spokesman for the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the practice could taint Dubai's image, and the authority would urge taxi companies to discourage it.

Dubai Taxi re-launches tyres safety initiative in cooperation with Dobowi

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has re-launched 'Your Safety' campaign for the second stratight year in cooperation with Al Dobowi Tyre Company to educate taxi drivers on how to inspect and check tyres before starting to drive.

Right to strike?

As taxi drivers for one company in Abu Dhabi stage a mass protest, a labour camp in Dubai also downs tools. Taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi were in labour court on Tuesday trying to fight the new contract imposed by their employer.