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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 6:55 am
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http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10300817.html

Wrong timing for this one...
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 8:19 am
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Default Re: Minimum taxi fare of Dh10

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i got a taxi from the grosvenor house hotel in the marina to Barasti last night, and the driver wasnt happy.....5 dirhams is 5 dirhams at the end of the day, jeez...
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Originally Posted by DaWarrior View Post
I have a personal rule - if I take a taxi and the journey is less than Dh10 I always round it up, unless the driver has scared me to death with his driving.

Bag packers at the supermarket get Dh5/10 depending on how much shopping and help I need, and Dh20-Dh50 for Eid/Diwali/annual vacations

Office boy gets Dh100 a month and a bonus when it's Eid, annual leave or I get a bonus or pay rise.

However, these are tips or incentives that I choose to give and whilst I am glad to do it for people that help me and make my life easier, not everyone can afford to do this.

Raising taxi fares at this time is going to make it difficult for people reliant on taxis and are finding things difficult. It's not as if there are lots of other transport options.

Dubai just doesn't seem to get it - their credibility sinks lower and lower....
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Default Re: Minimum taxi fare of Dh10

Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
i got a taxi from the grosvenor house hotel in the marina to Barasti last night, and the driver wasnt happy.....5 dirhams is 5 dirhams at the end of the day, jeez...
I bet he picked up another fare straight away from barasti too!
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 9:58 am
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I bet he picked up another fare straight away from barasti too!
yeah, but he had to join a hell of a queue....
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Default Re: Minimum taxi fare of Dh10

Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
i got a taxi from the grosvenor house hotel in the marina to Barasti last night, and the driver wasnt happy.....5 dirhams is 5 dirhams at the end of the day, jeez...
And I thought LH was tight with his money.
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And I thought LH was tight with his money.
the ride was only 4 dirhams, so I told him to keep the change....lol
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isn't the minimum fare 6 dhs already...it's not the end of the world, and to be honest, if it makes getting a cab easier, then i'm all for it...

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Default Re: Minimum taxi fare of Dh10

Originally Posted by DaWarrior View Post
I am wondering if this is such a big issue with rents spiraling down to pre-2005 prices and landlord's offering 12 cheques as payment.

If AED10 is too much the buses are pretty good for some journeys as well and cost a lot less.

In London you'll be lucky to pay less than AED 30 just to sit in the back of a cab.

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Default Re: Minimum taxi fare of Dh10

Surely no one here is actually complaining about a Dhs 10 minimum fare? It really is a small sum.

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Surely no one here is actually complaining about a Dhs 10 minimum fare? It really is a small sum.

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Dhs10! Dhs10!, Eeeh, when i was a lad we could feed a family of 20 on Dhs10. and go t'pictures, have a fish supper on the way home and still have enough money left for a few pints wi' lads.

Dhs10!
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