Londoners in Dubai will soon enjoy a taste of home away from home…

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai Roads and Transport Agency (RTA) made an exciting announcement over the weekend.

Londoners in Dubai will soon start to see a familiar sight on the roads – our very own black taxicabs. Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) will launch the London Taxi service from Dubai International Airport from February 2021, with plans to expand at a later date.

The hybrid cars have been designed with that signature black colour and curved exterior inspired by the iconic London taxi. You’ll be able to hail a black cab right here in Dubai for the first time, only this one runs on fuel and electric, and comes fitted with satellite navigation and WIFI network.

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Additional features of the London Taxi in Dubai include a dual engine for better control of the vehicle under different climate conditions. The battery needs just 30 minutes to recharge with a fast charger and three hours with a regular one.

In true London black cab style, the car is characterised by a roomy interior that offers riders six seats, some which face backwards. The driver sits in a separate cabin, with a small window to make payments.

Images: RTA