Dubai will soon welcome 5 new taxi companies – News

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They will operate in addition to Uber and Careem



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Published: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 1:47 PM

Last update: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10:21 PM

Five new taxi services have been licensed to operate in Dubai, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official has said. Adel Shakri of the RTA Public Transport Agency told Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm that the companies will offer ride-sharing services similar to those offered by Uber and Careem.

He attributed the reason for licensing so many startups in the taxi transport sector to the booming economy and the influx of tourism in the emirate, which has led to an increase in demand for taxis. taxi services.

According to recent statistics, the percentage of bookings through the electronic Hala system for taxi services in Dubai has increased from 5% to 33% over the past two years. The five areas of Dubai that recorded the highest percentage of taxi demand are Deira, Business Bay, Al Barsha, Al Raffa and Jumeirah Village Circle in descending order.

Reports have shown that the waiting time for a taxi booked through the electronic reservation system has decreased by up to 70%, from 11.3 minutes to 3.3 minutes between 2018 and the end of last year.

Four of the five new taxi services in Dubai are:

Tower Xx

Founded in 2021, it is a carpooling (ride sharing) app dedicated to serving the transportation needs of passengers in Dubai. Customers can choose from Select, Luxury, XXXL, Family and Electric options.

Wow ETS

WOW provides the latest fashionable and innovative technology platform of electronic transportation services in most cities in North America, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. You can book your ride from your preferred pickup location with the WOW app and the drivers or company executives as they are called will drop you off at your destination safely.

Koi

The company’s ground transportation service is available in several countries around the world, bookable through its portal and API. The ridesharing company’s fleet can be booked through its app and will serve Dubai far and wide.

Wikiride

Offering airport transfers, luxury cars and everything in between, Wikiride is one of the newest taxi companies to offer their service in Dubai.

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