New pink taxis await women in Dubai
dpa German Press Agency
Monday January 1, 2007
Dubai- Fifty new pink coloured taxis serving women only were introduced Monday in Dubai by the Public Transport Organisation under the name "Women's Taxi". The taxis are being operated by 100 women drivers of different nationalities.
"The women drivers have been trained on driving skills at specialised institutes as well as dealing with the customers according the customs and traditions of the community," said Mohamed Obeid, chairman of the Public Transport Organization.
"They have been also trained on dealing with women and children, handling emergencies as well as reaching governmental organizations, entertainment and tourist sites."
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