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Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

Old Dec 3rd 2012, 11:06 am
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I registered for Careem this morning. So far haven't heard back...
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Old Dec 3rd 2012, 11:42 am
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Default Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

Originally Posted by norsk
I registered for Careem this morning. So far haven't heard back...
I registered last Wednesday and likewise have yet to hear back from them.
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Old Dec 3rd 2012, 11:45 am
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Default Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

the number listed on their website is

+971 4 423 2089

if you wanted to follow up (maybe today is their first working day back)
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Old Dec 3rd 2012, 1:03 pm
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Default Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

Originally Posted by Ditzy
the number listed on their website is

+971 4 423 2089

if you wanted to follow up (maybe today is their first working day back)
But they work on Fridays so there should be somebody in the office.
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Old Dec 3rd 2012, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned
But they work on Fridays so there should be somebody in the office.
I'll wait and see if they call me over the next couple of days. Not in a huge rush anyway. Maybe they are busy/overworked/flooded..
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Old Dec 3rd 2012, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by norsk
I'll wait and see if they call me over the next couple of days. Not in a huge rush anyway. Maybe they are busy/overworked/flooded..
Just received an email...Happy days!
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by norsk
Just received an email.
Me too, 3 month honeymoon period over, prices gone up and minimum fare now 60 but lets see how they go.
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Originally Posted by mikewot
Me too, 3 month honeymoon period over, prices gone up and minimum fare now 60 but lets see how they go.
I don't mind paying the extra. I have used another private company and their min. was 50dhs but they have got a bit lax over the last few weeks.
As long as this company continue to turn up on time I will use them.
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Old Dec 4th 2012, 6:14 am
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I emailed yesterday and received a response n a couple of hours.

They ask a question 'How will you use this service?' Um, as a car to take me places in Dubai..
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Apparently customers taking taxis that go through Salik gates will have to pay the charge from Jan 1st. This will only cause massive traffic jams on places like Al Wasl and Beach Road when people try to dodge this. It's bad enough already.

Another way to try and raise money to fund the latest projects?
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Default Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

Originally Posted by Meow
Apparently customers taking taxis that go through Salik gates will have to pay the charge from Jan 1st. This will only cause massive traffic jams on places like Al Wasl and Beach Road when people try to dodge this. It's bad enough already.

Another way to try and raise money to fund the latest projects?
I assume so. It's another reason not to take taxis, as I assume it will add to their targets, so they'll deliberately try and go that way.
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Old Dec 7th 2012, 3:36 am
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Used Careem last night for the first time ( to return my family to the airport after a visit). Two very smart Lexus with well presented drivers with excellent English. Loaded up the Sherpa sized luggage without a murmur and apparently drove safely, efficiently and ensured that the family were delivered to luggage trolleys etc at terminal 1.

Cost was 100 per car which compares to a regular dxb transport fare of around 70 or 80 from my place. I was pleased with the service and this will now be my choice of transport to the airport (going back to work on Sunday and expect to start my 2 or 3 airport runs per week again).
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Old Dec 7th 2012, 4:16 am
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Default Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

Going back to the original question: a (local) guy at work told me that a number of taxis have been taken out of service so that the meters can be programmed to register the SALIK automatically.

Not sure how they do that but it sounds plausible/logical enough...........
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Old Dec 7th 2012, 4:48 am
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Second time I used Careem last night from the wilds of JVT to Atlantis. On time, no fuss, safe drive and about 20Dhm more than a normal taxi (which I'd have been stressing about if it would come or not). Luverly!
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Just signed up for Careem.

Will see what happens. Might be perfect for getting about on a Friday lunch time.
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