Dubai taxis have been named third best in the world for their standard of service, according to a poll conducted by global travel site TripAdvisor.
The emirate’s ever-present beige cabs with their different coloured roofs were beaten from the top spot by their counterparts from Tokyo and Singapore.
The site’s annual Cities Survey looked at how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world, with sectors including taxi services, friendliest of locals, cleanest streets, best public transport and best shopping. The results were compiled from 75,000 responses.
At the other end of the scale, the low-rankers included Moscow, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur for their quality of taxis.
Tokyo was highly commended, coming top in three other categories including friendliest taxi drivers, cleanest streets and safety city. The Japanese capital also came second with friendliest locals.
Singapore also performed well, coming second for cleanest streets and safest city.
Meanwhile Moscow came at the bottom of several sectors, including best shopping and friendliest locals