By Andy Sambidge
RTA's taxi unit says women cabbies to be recruited for new ladies and families taxi service
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is set to recruit a number of female drivers for a new service it says is a first in the Arab world.
The taxi unit of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority said the women will be trained to work in a new initiative called the Ladies & Families Taxi Service.
It will runs from 6am to 2am and will include about 24 cabs operated by 65 female drivers of various nationalities, the DTC added in a statement.
It said it will hold a woman-exclusive open career expo to recruit female cab drivers in collaboration with the Emirates Driving Institute on June 21-23.
It added that it has set out a number of conditions that have to be satisfied by potential recruits which include a valid UAE driving licence and a clean criminal record.
Drivers must also have a basic knowledge of the English language, a valid transferable residency visa, or visit visa valid at least for more than a month, and a passport valid for more than six months.
She should be aged between 21-45, and priority will be given to married women aged 35 years or above, the DTC added.
Applicants must have good appearance and pass the approved medical tests needed for the residency visa.