Abu Dhabi’s taxi drought is both real and recent
With regard to your story, ‘Taxi drought’ hits Abu Dhabi (November 26), this is a recent phenomenon. I don’t understand why, after being able to step out of my building and find a taxi in no time, all of a sudden we now have to fight to get one.
Instead, I’ve started using Uber, the app-based transport service, because the number of passengers waiting at the bus stops would mean I would never get to work on time.
I prefer to pay more for no hassle, no waiting and a guarantee to reach work on time.
However, on Sunday and Monday, neither Uber nor taxis were available. I walked about two kilometres – this was relatively easy, considering the weather – then found a taxi.
None of the others who were waiting did the same so thankfully I had the advantage.
Nancy Hassan, Abu Dhabi Read More