Dubai taxi drivers are being sent back to school to improve driving standards and customer service. Every driver in the emirate will undergo a 240-hour training course – and if they haven’t shaped up by the end of it, they could lose their jobs.
We often learn the most important lessons from unlikely sources. I have always found taxis to be a goldmine for nuggets of wisdom and UAE cabbies are no different.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is braced for recruiting lady cabdrivers to run its Ladies & Families Taxi Service.
Taxi drivers stripped off their neckties yesterday before forming a protest procession against unsafe working conditions, after the murder of a colleague. “We don’t want to wear these neckties,” said Kazi Mohammed, a Bangladeshi driver for National Taxi.
Five men mugged a taxi driver for his wallet, personal documents and mobile phone, a Dubai court heard this morning. According to Criminal Court of First Instance records, JK and FK, both 26; KK and MA, both 22; and FM, 19, all Pakistanis, admitted to charges of assault and theft during prosecution investigations.
The Dubai Airports and the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), have signed Service Exchange Agreement aimed at improving the quality of service delivered by DTC to passengers arriving and departing from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the Dubai International Airport.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saaed for Traffic Systems Co, Abu Dhabi in the framework of its initiative to share knowledge and expertise in a bid to raise the caliber of systems and regulations related to the planning of Management of Accidents and Technical Services Operations.
Emirati taxi operators in Dubai have been awarded a payment of AED26.4m ($7.17m) by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to help buffer rising living costs. The bonus will be given to Emirati owners of taxicab number plates, who lease the 6,542 plates to state-owned firms such as the Dubai Taxi Agency in exchange for an annual fee.