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Dubai: 52 fines imposed for illegal taxi services around the airport – News

Fines have been imposed at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 2

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Published: Thu 14 April 2022, 17:54

Last update: Thu 14 April 2022, 21:59

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) imposed 52 fines on illegal taxi services carrying passengers at Dubai Airport Terminal 2 in February this year.

Saeed Al Balushi, Director of Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring, RTA, said: “The first inspection from February 19 to 28, in collaboration with the General Department of Airport Security, detected 52 violations at the terminal. 2 from Dubai airport.

“Of these, 41 offenses involved drivers transporting passengers in vehicles without a licence, while 11 involved offenses at the airport.

The practice of illegal passenger transport occurs in two ways. In the first case, private vehicles are used for passenger transport when there is no social relationship between the driver and the passengers. The driver will collect fees for transporting passengers within the emirate or to other emirates.

“The second method is to offer passenger transport as if it were a public transport service, either through face-to-face interaction or through social media and other electronic platforms,” added Al-Balushi.


Meanwhile, the RTA also last month imposed 1,047 fines on passengers traveling on public transport without paying fares. The RTA said it uses big data and business intelligence applications to analyze breaches, identify breach locations and times.