DUBAI 19 July 2017: RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with Uber, a global provider of passenger transport services, enabling the booking of DTC limousines through Uber App. Under this arrangement, DTC offers the service of deluxe limo driven by highly skilled chauffeurs fully cognizant of the road networks of the emirate.
Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, signed the Agreement on behalf of DTC and Christopher Free, General Manager of Uber in the UAE signed it on behalf of Uber. The agreement signing ceremony took place in the premises of RTA in the presence of Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Member of RTA Board of Executive Directors & Chairperson of Dubai Taxi Corporation, as well as several senior officials from both parties.
“The signing of this agreement with Uber for operating Dubai Taxi limousines concurs with the directives of our leadership to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. The move can also bring about a quantum shift in the quick offering of limo through pairing passengers with limo chauffeurs by just a click of a button. The agreement would also leverage the operational efficiency of DTC through ensuring the optimal use of the existing resources, developing new & smart services capable of enhancing customers’ experience, and improving the caliber of services to keep pace with the technological advancements,” stated Al Ali.
Chris Free was excited with forging such a partnership with DTC and hoped the two parties would continue to work together towards easing the mobility of people in the Emirate of Dubai. “Adding Dubai Taxi Limo to Uber App would obviously add to the abundance of vehicles on offer; which in turn will cut back customers waiting time. Achieving this goal is in line with our objective to provide reliable, safe and suitable transport for all everywhere,” added the GM of Uber.
By Angel Chan