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Dubai Taxi – Danger Taxi?

  • City: Dubai
  • Listed: September 26, 2010 3:10 pm
Dubai Taxi – Danger Taxi?


It is well known that most RTA’s Dubai Taxi drivers are dangerous drivers, and that’s the reason I never opt for a taxi ride and instead rely on family members to drive me where I want to be. Unfortunately,a friend of mine had to ride a taxi and had an extremely disturbing experience.  This incident occurred mid-Sept when she took a cab from International City bound for Al Qusais.

The driver demonstrated a very unprofessional behavior, dressed very shabbily (quite rare though!) and showed no sense of safe driving ethics. He was not careful while passing the speed breakers and went speeding on them with the normal speed, leaving a sense of fear. Soon she noticed that he is driving extremely fast and did not maintain any distance with the vehicles ahead of him and always would come close to hitting them, applied instant brakes at signals giving her huge jerks. Twice she had to ask him to drive slowly and twice he assured her of it but never complied. This made her fret badly but left her with no choice except for tolerating him. What was more annoying was that he would always take longer cuts even though when she would guide him on the shorter ones. During the ride, he was even conversing loudly on his personal calls whilst maintaining the high speed.

She reached the destination slightly late to the schedule and vowed never to take a taxi again; this wonderful notion became more strong after she was charged with a fare from International City to Al Qusais of 65 Dhs making her wonder she might have been led on a longer route !! She could not note the taxi number down unfortunately.

I really hope RTA steps up driver education and carries out random checks to maintain quality of Dubai taxis.

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