Taxi fare hike

Starting fare up to Dhs20 from Port Rashid cruise terminal

As if the Dhs20 starting fare from the airport wasn't pricey enough. Now the starting fare from the Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid in Dubai has been increased to Dhs20 with effect from May 1.

"The Dh20 taxi starting fare will apply to passengers and visitors who arrive at Cruise Terminal of Port Rashid by taking the sea route," said Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dossary, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Agency at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA.

He said the decision was taken to cater to the rising demand for taxi service by passengers arriving in Dubai through Rashid Port.

"The new fare structure will ensure availability of the required number of taxis waiting for tourists and visitors at the Cruise Terminal," he added.

Passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport also have to pay Dhs20 starting fare. Recently, the RTA fixed the minimum taxi fare in Dubai at Dh10.

Taxis also charge Dhs20 in addition to the meter fare for taking passengers to Sharjah and other Northern Emirates.

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