It was revealed earlier this month that when it comes to drivers on Dubai roads, the fairer sex are far less accident prone.
Yes, according to a recent study women are only responsible for 10 per cent of accidents on the emirate’s roads.
So you’ll be heartened to hear about a new luxury mode of transport coming to the city.
The Roads and Transport Authority’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is launching a Ladies Limo service for the first time via the Careem app.
This means there’ll soon be a fleet of female-driven vehicles available for booking – though there’s no confirmed date as to when the service will start.
RTA already has a line of lady-driven taxis (you know, the ones with the pink roofs), but this is the first time Careem will offer the option.
The service, which is called Amira (Arabic for princess), will only put “highly experienced female chauffeurs” behind the wheel.
“Launching the new exclusive Ladies Limo service is a further evidence that DTC is committed to delivering best-in-class services to customers, and enriching the five-star experience to unprecedented levels,”said Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of DTC.
“The service will be appealing to VIP ladies in quest for privacy and comfort aboard deluxe transit means.”
That’s not all you can order on Careem
The e-hail app and the RTA actually signed an agreement earlier this month, which allows customers to order any RTA vehicle via Careem.
That grants you access to all of the RTA’s 9,841-strong taxi fleet, as well as 4,700 limousines on top of Careem’s current range of limos and luxury cars.
Now that you can order RTA taxis straight off your phone, you’ll also no longer have to worry about whether the driver’s card machine works, or whether they’ve got change for that Dhs500 in your wallet.
“With this agreement, customers will have a choice of a variety of taxis with different fare structure and higher rate of availability, which will mean the customers will wait for a shorter period of time,” said Adel Shakeri, Director of Transportation Systems at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
The RTA have said that they will be inviting all private online booking companies to join their initiative, however it’s unclear as to whether other services such as Uber will be a part of that.