Dubai Taxi Corporation says it has signed an agreement with Uber to enable booking of limos
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with Uber, enabling the booking of DTC limousines through Uber's passenger transport services app.
Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, and Christopher Free, general manager of Uber in the UAE, signed the deal, state news agency WAM reported.
"The signing of this agreement with Uber for operating Dubai Taxi limousines concurs with the directives of our leadership to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. The move can also bring about a quantum shift in the quick offering of limo through pairing passengers with limo chauffeurs by just a click of a button," said Al Ali.
Free added: "Adding Dubai Taxi Limo to Uber App would obviously add to the abundance of vehicles on offer, which in turn will cut back customers waiting time.
"Achieving this goal is in line with our objective to provide reliable, safe and suitable transport for all everywhere."
Earlier this year, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Uber announced the trial of the uberX service that aims to provide passengers in Dubai with access to affordable travel.
The announcement comes following a partnership agreement between Uber and the RTA in January to study new mobility options to support Dubai Plan 2021.