Taxi services

Dubai will get 5 new taxi services apart from Uber and Careem

If in Dubai, our go-to app for booking a taxi is Uber or Careem. But guess what? There is a delicious surprise for the Emiratis. Now you will have the service of 5 new applications to travel through Dubai. According to a senior RTA official, five new taxi companies have been licensed to operate in Dubai (RTA). The companies plan to provide transportation solutions similar to those offered by Uber and Careem.

Why this latest initiative in Dubai for taxis?

As we well know, two apps for taxi service was not enough for Emiratis. The residents of Dubai really needed this initiative. There is no doubt about the efficient services provided by Uber and Careem. However, multiple options to choose from never hurt anyone.

The expanding economy, the migration of tourists to the UAE, and the growing preference for taxi services are the reasons for licensing many companies in the taxi transport industry.

The latest data shows that the percentage of taxi service bookings made electronically using the Hala system in Dubai over the past two years has increased from 5% to 33%. In descending order, Deira, Business Bay, Al Barsha, Al Raffa and Jumeirah Village Circle are the five areas of Dubai with the highest percentage of taxi usage.

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List of newly launched taxi services in Dubai

  1. Koi
  2. Wow ETS
  3. Wikiride
  4. XxRide

The last one has not yet been announced. The latter services would be responsible for offering services like airport and other varied transfers, through luxury and general cars. Each application would have a designated fleet consisting of luxury and available cars. They will take care of picking you up and dropping you off safely to the desired destinations.

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