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Posts Tagged ‘taxis in dubai’

taxiThe next few months will see many of us attending leaving parties as many of Dubai’s expat community prepare to relocate.  Weekends will be busy and subsequently booking a taxi maybe frustrating.  Even if you’re organised and book a taxi early in the day there is no guarantee it will actually appear!

This lack of reliable and convenient taxi services in the UAE has seen the introduction of alternative services:

There are companies such as Careem and Uber which have satellite mapping systems enabling these companies to see at any time where their available cars are and to match them to a customer request. Read more

Taxi commuters in Dubai won’t enjoy Dh24 per day Salik capSalik toll for taxis aimed at reducing congestion on roads like Sheikh Zayed

With the Salik toll tax for cabs coming into effect this morning onwards, Dubai commuters will have to shell out an additional Dh4 every time they pass under the toll gates.

However, there’s more distress for commuters.

The maximum fee of Dh24 per day applicable to personal vehicles that pass one or more Salik toll gates may not apply to taxi passengers, an employee at the Salik Customer Service Centre has confirmed to Emirates 24|7.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had in December announced that it will re-apply the toll gate (Salik) to all taxis from January 15, 2013. Read more

RTA New Year’s eve traffic plan: 24-hour Dubai Metro; 10,000 extra parking slots; 53,000 taxi trips
Boulevard Road will be closed at 6pm to avoid vehicular congestion

Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Head of the team dealing with public transport systems, Metro and taxis during official and annual events, said: “The Metro will be operating round-the-clock starting from 06:00 am on 31/12/2012 up to 01/01/2013 where it is anticipated to transport more than 132,000 passengers on that day.

“The service will be running at a 2.5 minutes headway (frequency) during peak hours and 8 minutes during off peak hours. Read more

Travelling in Dubai by taxi is generally an easy experience unlike other expat locations there is no haggling with the taxi driver at the end of the journey as all journeys by Dubai Taxi’s are metered. Read more

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