RTA migrates taxi booking services to Hala
Following the successful launch of Hala in September, and the resulting improvements to the taxi user experience, the RTA has announced all Taxi Booking and Dispatch services will be transferred entirely to Hala as of 7 December 2019.
It heralds a shift from the interactive voice response system for booking Dubai Taxis, to the smart Hala e-hailing system on the Careem application.
What’s in it for new customers? Hala customers will be able to get a booking confirmation in less than 10seconds, get a taxi in an average of 3.5 minutes, and benefit from an enhanced experience with an average quality rating of 4.8/5 stars.
|Variable||Call Center||Using Hala|
|Booking Confirmation||2-3 minutes (average)||10 seconds (average)|
|Waiting Time||11 minutes (average)||3.5 minutes (average)|
This change is not only contributing to a smarter vision and way to get around Dubai but is also enabling customers to know their fare upfront, drivers’ details, track their route, and pay through cash or credit card.
|Added Benefits of Using Hala|
|Fare Estimate||Visible in the Careem app before confirming the booking|
|Driver’s Details||Visible before the car arrives|
|Arrival Time||Live tracker and notification upon arrival|
|Rating||Customer can rate the ride after the trip ends (Hala rides have an average rating of 4.8/5)|
|Payment||Customers can link their credit card to the Careem application for hassle-free payment or pay by cash|
|Rewards||Earn and burn points on more Hala rides, or redeem other Careem Loyalty Program partners’ offers|
Try it out!
Here are 6 easy steps to book a Hala taxi on Careem
- Download Careem
- Select Hala (Dubai Taxi)
- Select your pick-up location and confirm
- Add your drop-off location
- Choose your payment method
- Tap Yalla!