Approximately seven million tourists visited the emirate of Dubai in the first half of the current year, up by nine per cent compared with the same period last year.
In a report, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) paid tribute to the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) for playing a major role in offering tourists distinguished and world-class services.
The department said foreign tourists are provided with efficient round-the-clock transport services from the first moment they arrive to the airport, according to the report published by Al Bayan.
The report spoke about the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which has a fleet of 350 vehicles to serve tourists from the emirate’s two airports, 113 vehicles to serve VIPs, in addition to 107 other vehicles to serve women, families and people with special needs.
The corporation’s fleet is run under an electronic tracking system, the first of its kind in the region, which delivers timely follow-up on the vehicle and the driver’s behaviour, the report notes.
According to official figures, Dubai attracted 13.2 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 8.2 per cent over the previous year.