It has been recently discovered thanks to a series of accredited surveys from nearly 75,000 respondents, that Dubai ranks third when it comes to the Taxi trade. The survey was conducted via the most popular travel website TripAdvisor and from the people who had written reviews about the cities in question. Dubai was found to rank third among 40 cities, after Tokyo and Singapore. The ranking was based on several factors such as the driver’s friendliness, road safety and the cleanest streets. Among the qualities mentioned, Tokyo ranked no. 1, while Singapore came in a close second. Given the fact that locals don’t have flowery words about the public transportation sector in Dubai, it is one of the best in the opinion of international travelers.


Cabbies Owe Success to High-ups

Given the recent attention given to the cabbies, the CEO of the transportation company was rather quick in taking credit and accrediting majorly the Prime Minister of Dubai Shaikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Personally he credits the city’s most recent success to the hard work of his department along with the clear visionary leadership from his superiors. Dubai was compared to 40 different cities in the survey where there was a majority of both, Western and European cities in the contention. Some of these cities are a lot older compared to Dubai and that is a major source of pride for the CEO of RTA’s public transportation agency. The city’s transport service also believes strongly in helping people and delivering their promises on time, along with the use of latest technology to function efficiently.

Aspects Checked

In the poll that surveyed nearly 75,000 travelers, there was a lot more discussed than just the service and friendliness of the city’s Taxis. While Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo rank the highest for the quality of their Taxi service, while New York, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Beijing were highly criticized for the quality of their transportation services. The different aspects of the survey included criteria such as:

  • Friendliness of the locals
  • Shopping
  • Ease of transport
  • Value for money
  • Cleanliness of the streets

Dubai received good reviews and positive feedback when it came to shopping, thanks to the some of the biggest malls in the world.

Commute by Taxi, Not a Bad Idea

With the reputation it has for being one of the top tourist destinations, it is necessary for the city to have a fleet of 8000 taxis at its disposal, managed by 8 different operators. Such a commodious task included 96 million trips, which could not be possible without sizable fleet of cars as in Dubai. The city prides itself on helping people and providing a hospitable environment, and the only way that reputation is maintained is through continuous struggles to make the city a better, and more suitable place for tourists and visitors. Managing a high profile situation such as the transport of countless tourists is indeed not an easy task, but Dubai seems to be managing quite extraordinarily.