Dubai taxi fare minimum set at AED10

Transport chiefs make move after complaints from taxi drivers over short trips.
Dubai taxi fare minimum set at AED10
By Andy Sambidge
Fri 03 Apr 2009 12:39 PM

A taxi ride in Dubai will now cost a minimum of AED10, it emerged on Friday.

The increase comes after drivers complained that short trips wasted their time and hindered their efforts to hit their daily minimum targets.

While the starting fare will remain at AED4, transport chiefs have introduced the AED10 minimum fare with immediate effect, UAE daily Gulf News reported.

A Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) spokesperson told the paper that the final decision was taken on March 31 after consultation with the Dubai Taxi Agency and four other franchise taxi companies in Dubai. The new fare is effective immediately.

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