London-style taxis announced for Dubai by RTA
London-style taxis announced for Dubai by RTA

London-style taxis announced for Dubai by RTA

Dubai is to get a fleet of London-style taxis after the RTA announced they had signed a deal for the hybrid London cabs.

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, announced they were launching a month-long trial of the London Taxi cabs starting in Dubai this February.

The Dubai cabs will all black and equipped with plenty of room like their UK counterparts. The cabs will be able to hold six people including allowing People Of Determination to use the taxis.

The cabs will be available from Dubai International Airport.

Rich Brits flying out to Dubai to get their Covid vaccines

Super-rich Brits are using a UK company to fly them out to the UAE and take advantage of the UAE’s Covid vaccine plan.

The Knightsbridge Circle is an AED100,000-a-year private members club that is flying its clients to the UAE and India on holiday. And while they’re on their luxurious holiday, they’re booked in for the Covid-19 vaccinations. As many as 20% of the club’s members have taken advantage of the vaccine loophole.

Unlike the UAE, Britain is only vaccinating the most at-risk members of society. The bulk of the population is set to be vaccinated by the autumn. So, instead, some Brits are flying to Dubai to get their vaccine, despite being urged not to travel by the UK government.

Knightsbridge have been flying over-65s to Dubai for the past few weeks.

The club’s founder Stuart McNeil told the Telegraph: ‘It’s like we’re the pioneers of this new luxury travel vaccine programme. You go for a few weeks to a villa in the sunshine, get your jabs and your certificate and you’re ready to go.”

Trips to Dubai, including the jab, cost around AED200,000 for a month-long trip including first-class flights with Emirates. They have their first jab as soon as they land and then wait for the second one while they stay in an apartment in the JBR.