Twenty taxis in
The technology will be installed in RTA's fleet of 1,000 airport taxis before it is rolled out across all taxis by summer next year.
"This initiative will indisputably constitute an added-value service to public transport commuting in general and to taxi riding in particular," said Dr
"The taxi service sector is witnessing remarkable growth," he said.
A fee of Dh2 will be added for debit and credit card transactions, and Dh1 for Nol and mobile transaction.
"This initiative will unquestionably raise the level of satisfaction of taxi commuters," said
"And the system is customised to enable taxi users to tip the taxi driver through the use of Nol, debit and credit cards.
"I have experienced a situation where my wife was stuck at a mall with just a credit card and she wasn't able to get a taxi home."
Customers have been asking for the service for years but RTA delayed it because it wanted a live payment system that would charge your card immediately, rather than the offline system available in most cities that charge your card later.
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