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Old Nov 28th 2012, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Ditzy
They are great aren't they

It's a private service and you can do it all online. Bookings/cancellations etc. You get an Sms informing you of driver name/number/car type. Bit more expensive but if it is an important journey or person then sometimes it is worth paying more!
I always use a private limo service at weekends, taxis are so unreliable.
I have booked them for Friday brunch, lets see how they do. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Originally Posted by Ditzy
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I have never had any problem with taxis here, i had an asthma attack on Saturday night, and the taxi driver went out of his way to get me another taxi to get me to hospital
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Old Nov 28th 2012, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Ditzy
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Well...I was going to book them but they wanted my credit card details and I don't use my credit card except for emergencies. We are in negotiations about them collecting cash and giving me credits
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Originally Posted by winter
I have never had any problem with taxis here, i had an asthma attack on Saturday night, and the taxi driver went out of his way to get me another taxi to get me to hospital
why didn't he just take you?

Hope you feel better by the way - I had an attack about 4 months ago (first in about 25 years) and it reminded me just how nasty that experience is...
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W recently moved to Marina from Barsha 2 where it was nigh on impossible to get a taxi at any time of the day. Since living here we never wait more than 30 seconds for a free taxi at any time.

On chatting tone of the kore competent drivers he informed me that most of them just ignore bookings these days as

1. When they get to the address, people make them wait too long
2. It is often for a very short trip and not worth their time

The driver told me that he can earn as much in 6 hours doing 10 dhm runs around marina and JBR as he can in a full 12 hour shift in other parts of Dubai. When I asked about Barsha and Tecom he said I was too difficult to find addresses and they all just wait at MoE as the tourists tip well.
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Originally Posted by TheShed

On chatting tone of the kore competent drivers he informed me that most of them just ignore bookings these days as

1. When they get to the address, people make them wait too long
2. It is often for a very short trip and not worth their time

The driver told me that he can earn as much in 6 hours doing 10 dhm runs around marina and JBR as he can in a full 12 hour shift in other parts of Dubai. When I asked about Barsha and Tecom he said I was too difficult to find addresses and they all just wait at MoE as the tourists tip well.
Suddenly it all becomes clear....
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Originally Posted by Millhouse
why didn't he just take you?

Hope you feel better by the way - I had an attack about 4 months ago (first in about 25 years) and it reminded me just how nasty that experience is...
He was already booked by someone, and they were just getting into the taxi, so he called around and found a taxi nearby. Thanks feeling much better.
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Could this be the answer to everyone's problems?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHcJTs2Sxk
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Originally Posted by winter
He was already booked by someone, and they were just getting into the taxi, so he called around and found a taxi nearby. Thanks feeling much better.
Surely any normal caring person would have given the taxi up in such a case, glad to hear you recovered.
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Originally Posted by rowell
Surely any normal caring person would have given the taxi up in such a case, glad to hear you recovered.
Yes, you would think so, but at least they let him drive me to another taxi
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Originally Posted by Ditzy
Try this company. little more expensive than taxis, but excellent!
www.careem.com
First booking tonight, JVT to Ibn Battuta Gate hotel at 7pm. 6.50 no text etc. so rang them. After holding informed that due inclement weather they had to find alternate route so 15 minutes late. Eventually driver rings but is heading wrong way on Emirates road. After turning around I talked him in and he arrived 0725. Nice lexus, leather seats, very polite and apologetic. Arrived Ibn Battuta 0740. Text from company asking for rating 1 - 5 (5 = best), gave a 4 because he was late.
10 minutes later a text from them apologising and saying that the ride was free due lateness etc. Can't say fairer than that, have booked them for Atlantis next week :-)
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wow, that's good customer service!
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I am also impressed with their service. Turned up on time, sms's to update me as to arrival time. Nice BMW cold bottles of water, lovely and clean, excellent driver. I will definitely use them again.
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