Dubai Taxi installs “isolators” to avoid risks of COVID-19 infection

Taxi drivers wear masks and gloves, and follow strict guidelines while opening and closing doors to minimise contact


The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), a subsidiary of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched an initiative to install isolators in its fleet of taxis as part of preventive measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

The installation of these isolators, which will ensure a full separation between taxi drivers and passengers, aims to provide greater levels of protection during journeys.

The isolators have already been deployed in many taxis and work is ongoing to install them in the rest of the Dubai Taxi fleet.

The Dubai Taxi vehicles are also undergoing a daily sanitisation and disinfection after each use. Hand-sanitiser dispensers are always available on board.

In addition, taxi drivers strictly adhere to preventive practices including constantly wearing masks and gloves. They also follow strict guidelines in opening and closing taxi doors to minimise contact and infection in line with directives aimed at protecting the health and safety of the community.

The RTA has also made its public bus services free of charge for individuals working in vital sectors; those seeking essential services and emergency care; and those who are permitted to leave their homes during the National Disinfection Programme.

Dubai Taxi and franchised taxis will also offer a 50% discount on fares, to support citizens, residents, and visitors to the UAE affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). More

Anup Oommen