The ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem have scrapped their lowest cost ride options, Uber X and Careem Go, however, there's nothing to worry about as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has partnered with Careem, which was bought by Uber for more than three billion US dollars in March 2019, to make their cabs available at the press of a button.
Customers can book a Dubai Taxi by tapping on the new `Hala' option via the Careem app. Over 5,500 Dubai Taxis will be available on the Careem app by mid-September covering about 50 percent of the RTA's fleet of taxis.
Fares start from Dhs 8 during regular hours, Dhs 9 at night, and Dhs 12 during peak hours. RTA and Careem are aiming to bring down the estimated arrival time for each booking down to less than five minutes over the next few months.