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02 October 2023

Dubai Taxi to recruit lady cabbies

Currently there are about 24 cabs operated by 65 women drivers (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to recruit lady cab drivers to run its Ladies & Families Taxi Service.

According to the Director of DTC Fleet Drivers Affairs Ammar bin Tamim, the DTC would hold a woman-exclusive open career expo to recruit potential lady cab drivers in collaboration with the Emirates Driving Institute between June 21 and 23 at the premises of the Institute.

The DTC has set out a number of conditions that have to be satisfied in the potential recruits. These include: a valid UAE driving licence for light vehicles as well as a certificate of good conduct.

The applicant must not have been convicted in a freedom-restricting penalty in a felony or misdemeanour involving moral turpitude or dishonesty unless being pardoned by a competent authority or restituted in accordance with the law.

She must not have been previously dismissed from service during the last year of previous service due to disciplinary action related to work or by a final court ruling in a crime not involving moral turpitude or dishonesty.

She must have a basic knowledge of English language (reading and speaking), valid transferable residency visa, or visit visa valid at least for more than a month, and a passport valid for more than six months.

She must not be under the age of 21 and not more than 45, but in case the applicant exceeds the prescribed age, a medical examination will be conducted. Priority will be given to married women aged 35 years or above.

Applicants must have good appearance and pass the approved medical tests needed for the residency visa.

The applicant must have at least one year experience in this field and full knowledge of all geographic locations in Dubai. Priority order will be to UAE citizens, GCC nationals, other Arab countries, and then other nationalities.

DTC provides several benefits to lady drivers, including a basic salary worth Dh1,500 plus 15 per cent commission in addition to 30 days paid leave at a rate of Dh40 per day, and a medical treatment at low insurance premiums.

These drivers will be trained and fully qualified to work as drivers in the Ladies & Families Taxi Service, which runs from 6am to 2am and is considered the first of its kind in the Arab World.

About 24 cabs are operated by 65 female drivers of various nationalities who have attended qualifying training courses for 21 days at DTC Drivers Training & Qualification Center.

Each course included DTC work systems, incentives and penalties system, training on the use of electronics onboard cabs and orientation to the landmarks, tourist sites and key locations in Dubai. They are also acquainted with the customer service system, Al Ameen’s system advocated by the General HQ of the Dubai Police, passengers and drivers safety and practical demonstration of driving.

The Director of Fleet Drivers Affairs called on applicants who satisfy these conditions to personally visit the open career show held in collaboration with Emirates Driving Institute from June 21-23 at the premises of the Institute, or Drivers Recruitment Section, DTC Fleet Drivers Affairs Dep’t, Al Qusais during the official working hours (from 7.30am to 2.30pm) with copies of CV, passport, acaedemic certifications, practical experience and the original driving licence.

All inquiries can be made through 04-2080554 or 04-2080637.