RTA To Make More Taxis Available Through E-Hailing

Dubai Media Office

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to move the hailing of taxis by the street to e-hailing.

Over the course of the next few years, the RTA is aiming for 80% of taxis journeys to booked through e-hailing, currently available through the Careem app.

The decision is in light of 30% of taxi trips in Dubai made through Hala taxis on Careem in 2022.

Through online services, booking a taxi is all the more efficient and convenient, as it reduces carbon emissions, reduces mileage, makes finding the location easier and reduces waiting time for taxis.

The services provide in-app payment options, trip sharing and the details of the vehicles, making the process easier for the passenger and driver.

The plan will also assign a dedicated fleet of taxis catering to the e-services, as well as will have specific zones where the taxis and e-hailing vehicles will be available for easier access.

The Careem app is currently available on iOS and Play Store, where on registering, individuals can book a vehicle of their choice, with the driver picking the user up from the assigned spot.

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