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According to media reports, passengers will pay a minimum amount of AED10 for a taxi ride in Dubai. If true, what do you think about the new rule?

According to media reports, passengers will pay a minimum amount of AED10 for a taxi ride in Dubai. If true, what do you think about the new rule?

The results are in.

April 13, 2009 8:48 by



Last week, reports that taxis will charge a minimum fare of AED10 before the end of April 2009 has sparked concern among a majority of Kipp’s readers.

According to Kipp’s poll, 61 percent of respondents feel the minimum charge is unfair to consumers. Given that Dubai’s buses are often overcrowded, and the metro will not be complete till September 2009, residents who do not drive often have no choice but to take taxis.

Meanwhile, 21 percent of respondents believe the hike in prices will force some consumers to use other modes of transport for short distances.

However, not all residents are against the hike. According to Kipp’s poll, 12 percent of respondents feel that taxis drivers deserve the extra money. Those who have taken the time to chat with taxi drivers will know the hardships they face, and may be happy to pay the extra dirhams.

And finally, 6 percent of respondents don’t use taxis, and don’t care one way or the other about the hike.



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1 Comment

  1. Michael Hegarty on June 6, 2009 8:27 pm

    Of course they will be charging a minimum of 10 dhs for a taxi ride. The timing is perfect to raise fares now in time for the opening of the Metro when people would be hoping to make very short trips to the stations which would only cost 4 to 5 dhs. If you have to use a taxi at the begining and end of your metro trip, you will still be paying the max for your journey. You didn’t really think it would be any cheaper did you?

     

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