Where have all the taxis gone?
What has happened to Dubai’s once-excellent taxi service?! Taxis used to reliably arrive here in Emirates Hills within 10 minutes of my phoning in a booking.
But in the past two months, taxis never arrived for three of my bookings, and the two that did arrive came more than an hour after they were booked. When I walk out to the main road through the Meadows, there are many unoccupied taxis passing by which I’m able to flag down.
That’s fine in winter, but it won’t be an option in summer. So, what has changed in the taxi booking service? What are the authorities doing to restore Dubai’s once-reliable taxi service?
If it doesn’t improve soon, I will be forced to buy another car. I can’t afford to rely on taxis which never arrive.
Marooned in Meadows