Revealed: Correct Dubai 6-seater taxi fare


By Majorie van Leijen

When a six-seater taxi stops by the side of the road to pick up a passenger, the fare is the same as that of a regular, 4-seater taxi in Dubai.

That is what most taxi drivers claim and what customers are led to believe.

However, the big, ‘family’ taxi applies a different taxi fare per kilometre, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed to Emirates 24|7.

“There is a difference of 10 per cent in the fare of six-seater taxis and regular taxis when picking up customers on the road,” said Issa al Hashemi, Director of Planning and Business Development.

“However, the same flag rate is applied.”

The charge per km is Dh1.86 and cab fare starts from Dh3, if the six-seater taxi is not coming from the airport and has not been booked in advance.

A regular taxi applies a rate of Dh1.71 when hailed on the road.

When taking a big taxi from the airport, a Dh25 is the starting fee.

The charge per km is the same, says Al Hashemi. More info