Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is now able to receive overseas bookings after signing a partnership deal with Irish rental and booking firm Cartrawler.
Prepaid bookings can now be made through the Cartrawler system, which is linked to Dubai’s Taxi’s own booking system.
Dubai Taxi said this would increase its productivity and commercial reach worldwide.
Cartrawler serves 8 million people across 147 countries, according to Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of DTC.
“The main objective of the agreement is to realise mutual benefits through charting out a model of global partnership to enhance the transit means and raise the global profile of DTC in serving a broad spectrum of visitors heading to Dubai,” he said.
He said the project was one of several to support electronic and smart transportation at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority.
In recent months Dubai Taxi has introduced a number of new services, including a partnership for ladies limos with local ride booking app Careem.
It also plans to roll out free WiFi across its fleet.