Dubai Ruler orders AED33m bonus to taxi plate owners

RTA thanks Sheikh Mohammed for enabling this fixed income group to better cope with the requirements of life
Dubai Ruler orders AED33m bonus to taxi plate owners
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum looks on during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Sat 20 May 2017 12:12 PM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to AED33.285 million to Emirati citizens whose taxicab number plates are operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The total number of plates is 6,657.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA thanked Sheikh Mohammed for rewarding taxi plate owners, who are part of the fixed income group, and enabling them to better cope with the requirements of life and decent living for them and their families.

"This bonus is one of several other generous gestures we are accustomed to from His Highness that are a true testament to the support accorded by Sheikh Mohammed to his people and the attention he pays to their social affairs and living conditions, particularly those with fixed incomes," Al Tayer said. "It also coincides with the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, illustrating his keenness to provide good living to all members of the community, and to articulate the prevailing social solidarity concepts among individuals."

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