The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have confirmed that the cost of a taxi ride in Dubai will be reduced with immediate effect. After splurging on gifts, travel and general merry excesses of December, January’s all about tightening the purse strings and budgeting. Which is why this RTA update about taxi fares in Dubai is the saving grace our savings account has been looking for!
How much will I save?
You’ll be salvaging 22 fils per kilometre thanks to the new reduced cab fares. Where commuters would shell out AED 2.19 per km before, the new tariff is AED 1.97 per km. If the receipt for your Careem or Hala cab trip today is cheaper than before, you know why you’ve been charged less. However, starting fares, booking fares and minimum fare charges of AED 12 will remain unchanged. But hey, every fil counts, right?
Why have dubai taxi fares been reduced?
The drop in tariffs is a direct result of fuel prices in the country plummeting to the lowest they have in six months, the RTA has confirmed.
On December 30, the UAE lowered retail fuel prices for January 2023. Petrol prices as they stand today are:
- AED 2.78 per litre for Super 98
- AED 2.67 per litre for Special 95
- E-Plus prices are AED 2.59 per litre
- Diesel charges are AED 3.29 per litre.
The first time the RTA implemented a reduction in taxi fares was in October of 2022.
Reduced Dubai taxi fares across services
And it’s just not hailing a Hala cab that will cost you less. The slashed rates are applicable to all kinds of taxi services provided in the city, including limousines. So if you’ve always dreamt of treating yourself to a swanky limousine ride, this might be the time. And you thought January wouldn’t have a silver lining!