Good news for the residents of Dubai.Just book your RTA Taxi from your mobile phone using Careem app.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Careem announced the launch of their taxi e-hailing in Dubai under a Joint Venture (JV) name called ‘Hala’, which will officially offer its services to customers as of September through taxi vehicles.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, and Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and CEO of Careem, signed the agreement on Saturday.
Dubai Media Office mentioned that Hala logo is designed to reflect the transformation of the taxi e-hailing experience provided through the partnership between RTA and Careem technology, which will be simpler, transparent and reliable.
H.E Matar Al Tayer Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA has confirmed that the launch of ‘Hala’ stands for an important milestone in the strategic partnership journey between RTA and Careem that supports the efforts of Dubai’s government to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.
Now the residents no longer have to worry about waiting for long time for RTA taxis, no need to worry about whether the Taxi’s card machine works or whether the driver has change for your high bills.
Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and CEO of Careem commented: “Customers will be able to find the closest taxi to them on demand, see a fare estimator and time of arrival and connect their credit card for easy, hassle free payment. It also means less down time for the Captains (drivers) who can optimize their time on the road through customer proximity matching and real time alerts of geographical areas experiencing high demand.”