Posts Tagged ‘taxis in dubai’
Dubai’s social scene is in full swing and getting a taxi can on many occasions be extremely 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
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
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