Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in partnership with the ride haililng company Careem will launch a new e-hail taxi service which will be operational from April 2019.
The service will be rolled out to the public with almost 11,000 taxis. Through the new company, users will be able to book RTA taxis through an online booking with the aim of reducing the expected waiting time for a taxi as well as allowing direct payments to be made online.
The RTA has said that it is the first partnership in the world between a government transport authority and the private sector.
A company name and logo will be revealed in the coming months.
The RTA says that customers will still be able to hail taxis in the street.