Dubai taxi sector achieves 27 million trips in Q1 2023

Dubai taxi sector achieves 27 million trips in Q1 2023

The taxi sector in Dubai showed 6 per cent growth during Q1 2023, in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

This number surpasses the levels reported during the same period in 2019 by a significant margin of 5 per cent, Dubai Media Office reported.

Adel Shakri, director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency, RTA, said: “The sector has seen a remarkable growth trajectory over the past five years. In the first quarter of this year, the number of taxi trips amounted to a staggering 27.3 million, showcasing a consistent upward trend when compared to the corresponding periods in previous years.

“The numbers were 26 million trips in 2022, 19.2 million trips in 2021, 23.3 million trips in 2020, and 26.1 million trips in 2019.”

Taxi sector sees highest growth in recent years

“This sector experienced an unprecedented surge, marking its highest growth in recent years, particularly e-hail services, smart rental services, and Hala Taxi service. The analysis of figures and ratios of the sector during the first quarter of 2023 reflects the thriving economy of Dubai, which cemented its standing as a prominent global hub for investment and tourism,” added Shakri.

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