Air Travel Emirates is the airline based in the Emirate of Dubai. Based at Dubai International Airport it is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,400 flights per week It is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group and is wholly owned by the government of Dubai. Emirates operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft. The airline ranks amongst the top 10 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue and passenger kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007. Dubai Aviation Corporation trading as flydubai is a low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.
Metro MetroDubai became the first state to have metro railwayamong GCC countries .The first train started exactly at09:09:09 on 09-09-09.Dubai Metro is the worldslongest metro railway.The different lines of Dubai Metro RailwayDubai metro is divided into four lines: The Red Line is 52 Kms long which starts from Rashidiya and ends on Jebel Ali The Green Line is 22.5 Kms in length and starts from Al Qusais ends at Al Jedaff. The Blue Line is 47 kms long .This line starts from Dubai Airport and ends on Jebel Ali Port. The Purple Line will be 49km but it will be completed on 2012. This line also starts from Dubai Airport and ends on Jebel Ali Port but this line passes though Al Khail Road.
Water Taxi-ABRA An Abra (or Water taxis) is a small commuter boat intended to travel across Dubai Creek. Tourist Abras powered by motors cost 100 dhs per hour ,tourist abras running on oar power cost 30 dhs per hour. There are 149 Abras with 300 operators from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran on 3 routes across Dubai Creek. In 2008, smart card system expected to be in place - integrated with buses and parking, and the Dubai Metro in 2009. An RTA press release 19 July 2010 said about 50,000 people per day use the abra service, and a total of 17 million passengers used public marine transport in 2009.
Road TravelBy Bus Dubai Public transport is a cheaper means of travelling within the several districts in Dubai. Public buses are clean and cheap, but unfortunately not very comprehensive and (on some routes) quite infrequent. The bus system is most useful for getting between different areas of central Dubai.By Taxi The easiest place to find them is at the taxi queue at one of the malls or outside a hotel. At peak times (7-9AM & 4-7PM workdays, and Friday evenings) demand far exceeds supply.
Buses The Public Bus Transport system in the Emirate of Dubai is run by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). 734 peak bus schedules are run on 79 bus routes cutting over 264,260 kilometres on a specimen working day. Around 310,000 passengers travel per day on bus routes spanning an area of 4,110 square kilometres of the Emirate of Dubai. The bus fleet is maintained at two high-tech bus depots at Al Qusais and Al Awir. The infrastructure includes 9 well-attended bus stations, over 1860 bus stops, 1302 wayside passenger shelters and point timetables at 500 busy bus stops.
Taxi Dubai The public transport system in Dubai depends much more on taxis than is common in other 2007 Dubai taxi statistics 1998 (August) cities around the world. Total number of taxis 2666 6500 The Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA) is the regulator of taxi services. Number of drivers 2700 10,500 Number of trips per year 20 million 45 million Dubai Taxis are the largest taxi operator in Dubai, by far, and they franchise out their Number of passengers per 39 million 90 million taxis to one of several taxi service operators in year Dubai. Average passengers per day 1,06,000 2,70,000 The pink taxis are intended for ladies only Telephone reservations per (and mothers with small children), and have 12,000 day lady drivers.
Taxi Dubai Types of CompaniesDubai Taxis franchises the operation of some taxis to other companies. The taxis are the same lightsandy beige color but have different colored roofs as follows. Color Company Green Al Arabia Taxi White City Taxi Blue Cars Taxi Red Dubai Taxi Orange Metro Taxi Yellow National Taxi Gold Hatta Taxi Pink Ladies Taxi
Taxi Dubai National Taxi Corporation National Taxi L.L.C, a franchise of Dubai Taxi Agency (RTA) , was established in June 2000 and was officially launched on 12 August 2000. With a fleet of 1424, National Taxi has a perfect distribution channel and our cars can easily be spotted and hailed in all areas of Dubai. National Taxi was the first taxi company in the Middle East providing computer-generated receipts to the customers, which indicate the car number, fare, date, and time. National Taxi current set up holds a distinction among the other taxi franchisees of being the only franchisee company ready to operate a fleet entirely large capacity or at least 3,000 vehicles.
Taxi Dubai Dubai Taxi Corporation Dubai Taxi Corporation was founded on 20th of May 1995 with 81 cars. Dubai Taxi Corporation’s Fleet is made up of approximately 3,504 vehicles working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including public and religious holidays. More than 7600 men and women taxi drivers working in Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet come from diverse nationalities of around 31 countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Egypt and so on.
Taxi Dubai Pink Taxi Ladies and Families Taxi is a dedicated service to the special ones in our lives driven by female drivers. This spacious taxi is exclusive to ladies and families of all nationalities. The number of Pink Taxis have reached to 50 with 65 pink taxi drivers and expected to hire around 52 more. This service can be distinguished from other taxis by the vehicles’ radiant pink roof top (the only DTC service that is not red roof top).
Survey on Taxi Drivers Research MethodologyPurpose of Research:A general survey on the taxi drivers to get to know more about their life in Dubai.Data collection:We interviewed 47 taxi drivers in and around dubaiAnalysing and interpreting the data:Reporting the data:
Survey on Taxi Drivers Research Methodology • The aim of the study was to provide a better understanding of the Purpose of Research behaviour and lifestyle of Taxi drivers of Dubai by the use of qualitative research methods. • The data collection was done through in depth interviews conducted Data collection with a wide spectrum of taxi drivers . • A well formatted questionnaire was used for the data collection Analyzing andinterpreting the dataReporting the data
Survey on Taxi Drivers Research Findings (1/4) 14% 7%14% Nationality wise 64% Distribution Among Drivers 8%Pakistan India Bangladesh Others 14% 43% 35% Age wise Distribution among Drivers 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 60
Survey on Taxi Drivers Research Findings (2/4) Yes 56% No 42% Willingness To ReturnCant Say 2% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 17 48 Experience wise 35 Distribution among Drivers 1 to 5 5 to 10 Above 10
Survey on Taxi Drivers Research Findings (3/4) Information revealed about taxi driver’s earning shows that the range lies between 3500 AED to 5000 AED. The earnings are of commission basis. Another interesting finding is the number of members they support. Drivers from Pakistan and Bangladesh support more family members around 15- 20 on average whereas those from India support 5. The monthly expenses are around 1000 AED excluding accommodation .
Study on DTC Taxi Drivers Research Findings (4/4) Reason for most of the drivers to come to Dubai is availability of high paid jobs as compared to their native countries. The willingness to return to their native countries also follows a pattern that is in accordance to the age and experience of work. While the young joinees are more eager to stay and work the willingness to work and stay declines with age. Most of them regarded the Dubai traffic laws to be more strict than their own country’s. The most well behaved passengers were the Europeans while the Saudis came at the bottom of the list.
Road Traffic Safety SPEEDING MOBILE PHONES Over the last 10 years more than 2134 were killed and around 23082 injured in road traffic crashes in Dubai. SEATBELTS The economic impact of road crashes in Dubai for 2007 was estimated at AED 300 million. The Road and Transport authority has the objective of SAFE DISTANCE reducing the road deaths and transport injuries by 40% by 2015. Key factors in achieving the objective are improved FATIGUE road behaviors and acceptance of engineering and enforcement initiatives that increase road safety. RED SIGNALS