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Dubai to have 5 new taxi companies soon: report

Five new companies providing taxi services will soon operate in Dubai, according to reports on Monday (July 25).

The companies have been licensed to operate in Dubai along with ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem, Emarat Al Youm newspaper quoted an official of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) as saying.

The upcoming taxi companies are XXride, WOW, Koi,Wikiride and DTC.

Dubai’s economy and tourism have seen an increased demand for taxi services this year. Fares have also increased starting July 1. Careem said Hala taxi fare per km has been changed from Dh1.98 to Dh2.19 “due to the hike in fuel prices”.

Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies also hiked its UAE fares. In an email to customers, Uber said it would charge as much as 11 percent extra for some trips. ICA/Expat Media

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