Limousine and e-hail sectors record 85% growth rate in 1st half of 2022

Limousine and e-hail sectors in Dubai have shown 85% growth rates in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. As Limousine and e-hailing vehicles have made 6.3 million journeys in the first six months of 2022 compared to 3.4 million journeys made in the same period last year. Equally, the number of vehicles used to run this service has grown steadily from 6059 vehicles in the first half of 2021 to 6100 vehicles in the same period this year.

“The limousine and e-hail sectors in Dubai have shown significant growth in the first half of this year, which is an important indicator of the growing demand for this private transport sector. The sharp growth was assisted by using sophisticated technologies such as artificial intelligence, channelling orders through smart apps, and forging partnerships with leading companies in the industry,” said Adel Shakeri, Director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency, RTA.

“RTA attaches paramount importance to the role of the limousine sector in supporting tourism in Dubai. It offers top-class services to tourists, visitors and business leaders descending on Dubai from all over the world to benefit from the business and investment opportunities in exhibitions and activities hosted by the emirate,” added Shakeri.

It is noteworthy that commuting in limousines saves a lot of time, especially for attending events at specific times. The limo operators are very strict on the timing and oblige clients to do so considering the importance of time companies and clients alike.

RTA Adds One Year To Operating Life Of Limousines In Dubai

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has added one year to the prescribed operating life of registered limousines that are due for replacement in 2022-2024. The step is aimed at supporting companies operating in this sector, which were affected by Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the RTA announced on Wednesday.

According to RTA, there are four categories of vehicles that will benefit from the decision to increase the operating life of limousines for an additional year, namely: regular limousines, luxury cars, 7-seater family cars and long wheelbase limousines.