Let­ter: Why aren’t taxis al­lowed to take pas­sen­gers back to dif­fer­ent emi­rates?

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

“Not just be­tween emi­rates. One morn­ing I had to get to the air­port, came out of my apart­ment block and an air­port taxi had just dropped a pas­sen­ger, I wanted to take the taxi es­pe­cially as I was go­ing to the air­port but the driver told me he wasn’t al­lowed. Go fig­ure, air­port taxi head­ing to the air­port can’t take a pay­ing pas­sen­ger to the same air­port he’s head­ing to.”

STEVE O’BRIEN

“It’s not only in the UAE, in other coun­tries hap­pen the same, that’s nor­mal.”

SID­NEY BENZ

“I find it strange too for a cab rid­ing all the way dis­tance from Dubai to Abu Dhabi empty de­spite fuel prices.”

MUKIMBIRI KABANDA EDSON

“So it will main­tain the avail­abil­ity bal­ance in ev­ery emi­rate.” SYED MUIZZ ALI

“They are pro­tect­ing each other’s emi­rates as independent. Oh by the way bus is not the same as the taxi. The bus does take pas­sen­gers back to their home­base.”

FELIX MELE­CIO DOMALAON SABINIANO

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