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Avoid Taxi Tricksters at Dubai Airport

Dubai taxi
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Generally, tourists after getting out at the airport, go straight to catch a taxi to drive them comfortably to their destination. But many passengers at Dubai airport can fall into a scam laid by taxi drivers wanting to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists.

Earlier, there used to be a single taxi queue system at Dubai Airport. But now with the availability of three different types of taxis to avoid cluttering and providing extended service to different parts of the town, tourists can be misled by taxi drivers claiming to be 'airport taxi service'. As soon as the passenger makes a way out of the airport, fraudsters approach them showing them price sheets for all areas. Claiming that taxi fares from the airport are fixed, these drivers dupe tourists into paying double the price of a regular taxi ride.

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) offers three taxi services from the airport - red-roofed, pink roofed and the limousine taxis, all available at the taxi queue. In addition, Emirates airlines and Valtrans Limousine also offer their own limousine services from the airport.

Others out there at the Dubai Airport claim cheap rates but take tourists for a ride by pushing forth dubious services, personal vehicles instead of a cab, and flout rules set by the RTA.

Moral of the story - Any service offered other than the RTA taxi (red-roofed, pink roofed and the limousine taxis ), Emirates airlines and Valtrans Limousine is an unregistered taxi service and should be avoided at all costs!

So, next time you visit Dubai, avoid unregistered taxi services. Hire only those approved by the RTA to go to your desired destination.

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Sameera John
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Unfortunately I did not check the web prior to going to Dubai and we were duped by a dishonest Indian who approached us as we were making our way to the taxi rank. People vulnerable after a long overnight flight. So beware if anybody approaches you offering a taxi service especially the Indian who approached us
Thanks for this information.
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Nice Post! Thanks for sharing such important information. It is always a best option to book your taxi online through authorized app to avoid such a mess.
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David Reed
Really nice blog. Its really help full for us. But if you are looking for Wheelchair accessible taxi services for people of determination. We provide Special cab (Taxi) for special needs people in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi.
Mark Jackson
Thanks for sharing good article
Do not tip them, the drivers pretend to not have change so they can make passengers seem sorry for them and give the cash they supposed to return as a tip. They always are in a hurry and are very rude. They are scamming customers

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