Dubai RTA Announces Special Taxi Rates in some areas on New Year Eve

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

On Friday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai said that taxis operating in zones designated for New Year's Eve fireworks displays will be subject to a flag-down fee of Dh20.

Flag Down Rate Set at Dh20 in Fireworks Display Areas

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced special taxi rates for New Year's Eve, targeting areas with scheduled fireworks displays. The flag-down rate for taxis in and around these locations will be set at Dh20, providing a convenient transportation option for revelers during the festive occasion.

Dynamic Fares Up to 2 Times Regular Prices for Hala Taxi Services

To meet the expected surge in demand, Hala Taxi services will implement dynamic fares, allowing prices to go up to two times the standard rates. These dynamic fares will be in effect from 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, to 6 a.m. the following day at the specific locations hosting fireworks displays.

The regular minimum taxi fare or flag-down rate in Dubai is Dh12, complemented by an additional charge of Dh1.97 per kilometer for the distance traveled. However, during New Year's Eve, the adjusted rates aim to encourage taxi drivers to operate during peak demand hours and ensure the availability of transportation services for residents and visitors celebrating the event.

This initiative by the RTA reflects a proactive approach to addressing the unique transportation needs associated with special events, aligning with the city's commitment to providing efficient and accessible services. The decision to set a higher flag-down rate and implement dynamic fares seeks to strike a balance between meeting increased demand and offering fair compensation to taxi drivers.

By announcing these special taxi rates, the RTA aims to enhance the overall experience for individuals attending New Year's Eve celebrations, providing a reliable and efficient transportation option during the festive period.

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