New Dubai taxi app

No need to make a call with new RTA smartphone service

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

You can now order a cab simply by shaking your smartphone, thanks to the RTA’s new SmartTaxi app. Activate the app, wave the device around as if hailing a cab, and the system will pinpoint your location using GPS, send the information to the dispatch system and then provide you with a booking number, while assigning the closest taxi to pick you up. Much like new driver-hiring apps, the RTA’s system also allows you to monitor the taxi’s progress on a live map. We’ll certainly be putting it to the test rather than standing on the roadside this summer.

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