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Dubai To Intoduce City Air Taxi  
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2242 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Beating the traffic jams in style...

Dubai: Resident and visitors to Dubai will be able to take air taxis soon to beat the regular traffic jams.

A private franchise company Cars Taxi will introduce about 10 helicopters to be used as taxis for passengers in Dubai.

"We are finalising the plan to introduce helicopter taxi service in the UAE by 2009 and anyone who can afford it will be able to use it," Abdullah Sultan Al Sabbagh, General Manager of Cars Taxi told Gulf News on Tuesday. He said that they were negotiating with some European companies to bring helicopters on lease to operate as taxis.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traffic_and_Transport/10170803.html


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

A great idea, took me nearly 3 hours last night to get from Jebel Ali to DXB airport. Sheikh Zayed road is a car park every night.

This system has worked well for quite a few years from Nice to Monte Carlo, more than enough passegers here willing to stump up the cash to beat the dreaded traffic.



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3364 times:



Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
A great idea, took me nearly 3 hours last night to get from Jebel Ali to DXB airport. Sheikh Zayed road is a car park every night.

You need to start flying Etihad out of Abu Dhabi! About 30 mins drive from Jebel Ali.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3298 times:



Quoting Fly2CHC (Reply 2):
You need to start flying Etihad out of Abu Dhabi! About 30 mins drive from Jebel Ali.

No, I work in Jebel Ali and live not far from DXB.

Bit off topic, EY is good but the AUH terminal is far too crowded for me.



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

That is not a bad idea. I have planned a several hours stopover in DXB but friends have advised me to take one whole day because half of the day I might get stuck in traffic. But until 2009 is still a lot of time.  Smile

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4901 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

This is not a novel idea. Something similar already exists in Brazil. While this is a nice idea Dubai traffic's problems still need to be addressed to ease the struggle of the masses. Those who live/frequent the place already know what I mean. This may help the elite but as we all know the elite in the UAE are already able to help themselves. Jo Schmuck stuck on Sheikh Zayed road is the one who needs the real help.

YOWza



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Sounds like instead of spending all their money on lavish show-off type stuff, the government there needs to spend its money building adequate basis infrastructure for its citizens.

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4808 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

what DXB needs is something similar to YVR's and BKK's city transportation system i.e. SKY TRAINS which connect major points of the city with each other + a nonstop express service from the new Jebel Ali Airport to the current DXB Intl Airport.

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

I don't know how the major road/highway system out there is, but maybe the country could spend billions on that instead of all the fake island stuff and buying companies. Expand things that will make day to day living easier for everyone.

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5476 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

They are building lots or new roads and a rail transit system as well. In fact, the road construction is a large part of the delay.

Here's a cool stat I saw on Dubai news; in 2005, there were 1 million vehicles registered in Dubai. In 2006, they added 250,000 vehicles to the registry...added a quarter of a million new vehicles...a 25% increase. HOLY CRAPPOLA...! There isn't an infrastructure in the world that can keep up with that.

The place is a mess, pretty...but a mess. Abu Dhabi is much easier to get around in. If you really need to see Dubai, it's only a 120ish km down the road...only a 3 or 4 hour drive. No worries.



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2998 times:



Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 9):
In fact, the road construction is a large part of the delay.

That is good to know then, as those kinds of things I haven't seen on US news.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4901 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2928 times:



Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 8):
I don't know how the major road/highway system out there is, but maybe the country could spend billions on that instead of all the fake island stuff and buying companies. Expand things that will make day to day living easier for everyone.

The real estate market there is incredibly hot so The Palms projects and The World are hugely profitable for the government. They can use profits from this to improve infrastruture and they will. The is no reason they can't do both.

YOWza



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10908 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

I was going to suggest that Dubai could use Heli Air Monaco for consulting on the matter. Their helicopters fly regular routes from the Heliport down in Fontvieille to Nice airport but they also run a lot of private flights to just about any place where a helicopter can land.

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 1):
This system has worked well for quite a few years from Nice to Monte Carlo, more than enough passegers here willing to stump up the cash to beat the dreaded traffic.




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