Dubai Taxi Corporation to Offer Dh5 Taxi Flag Down Rate at Al Maktoum

The rate will accompany an additional Dh1.75 on every kilometer they complete.


Good news for passengers arriving at Al Maktoum International Airport! The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), a subsidiary of RTA, has announced a 75% discount on taxi flag down rate, come April 16. All taxis from the airport will charge a starting fare of Dh5 instead of current Dh20.

The taxi flag down rate will accompany an additional Dh1.75 on every kilometer they complete. Moreover, passengers will have the liberty to share a taxi with multiple people going to different directions in Dubai.

The discount will be available to passengers till May 30. The decision is made in relation to upgrading the Dubai International Airport (DXB) as most DXB flights will divert to Al Maktoum International Airport. Due to more flights arriving at Al Maktoum, authorities expect to see a 700% surge of incoming passengers.

“Lifting passengers from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) has become faster and cheaper now. The flag down rate has been reduced by 75 percent from Dh20 to Dh5 for passengers using DTC taxis. The step coincides with Dubai International (DXB) Airport’s Southern Runway upgrading; which will last 45 days,” stated Dr. Yousuf Mohammad Al Ali, CEO of DTC.

“We have also introduced a shared taxi service at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC); which will reduce the fare for arriving passengers. As such, it is now possible for more than one rider to share a taxi from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) to multiple destinations,” he stated.

With these steps, RTA looks to ease the burden on the arriving passengers, minimize their waiting time and save money at the same time.

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