What are the Current Taxi Fares in Dubai?

How much is a Dubai Taxi Fare per km?

Dubai is a popular tourist destination thanks to its affordable and extensive public transport network. One of the best ways to get around the city is by using the Dubai Taxi service.

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) Opens in a new tab.offers various taxi options to meet different needs, including general taxis, ladies-only taxis, and special taxis for people of determination.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Taxi Fares and types of taxis available in Dubai.

Taxi Fares According to Types in Dubai

Dubai taxi fares vary based on the type of taxi. The starting fare and per-kilometer cost differ, and customers must also pay for toll gates (Salik) fees, which are not included in the fare.

General Information

  • Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) operates over 5,000 taxis, ensuring safety and comfort for passengers.
  • Official DTC taxis are cream-colored with roofs in red, blue, orange, yellow, green, or pink.
  • You can book a taxi via the Dispatch Centre, SMS, or online through the Careem or DTC app.
  • Taxis are available at designated stops like malls, metro stations, hotels, and bus stations.

General Taxi Fares

  • From 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM: The meter starts at AED 5, and each kilometer costs AED 2.09.
  • From 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM: The meter starts at AED 5.50, and each kilometer costs AED 2.09.
  • Toll (Salik) charges apply when passing through toll gates.

Booking a Taxi Fares

  • Online booking is available on the DTC website.
  • Call customer care at +971-4-208-0808 for bookings.

Airport Taxi Fares

  • Available 24/7 at Dubai International Airport Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
  • The meter starts at AED 25, with a per-kilometer charge of AED 2.09.
  • Customer care: 800-88088.

Taxi Rental

  • You can rent a taxi with a driver for 6 or 12 hours.
  • 6-hour rental: AED 500.
  • 12-hour rental: AED 1,800.
  • Book at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Customer care: 800-88088.

Hatta Taxi Fares

  • For Hatta city residents, but available for Dubai pickups and drop-offs.
  • AED 25 per person in a 7-seater vehicle.

Ladies and Families Taxi Fares

  • Driven by female drivers and identifiable by pink rooftops.
  • Available at the airport, malls, and hospitals.
  • Customer care: 800-88088.
  • Fare:
    • From the airport: Starting fare: AED 25, AED 2.33 per kilometer
    • From 6 AM to 10 PM: Starting fare: AED 5, AED 2.19 per kilometer
    • From 10 PM to 6 AM: Starting fare: AED 5.50, AED 2.19 per kilometer
    • Booking and distribution: AED 10 to AED 12

People of Determination Taxi Fares

  • Designed for people with special needs.
  • Available at Dubai Airport Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
  • Customer care: +971-4-208-0808.
  • Fare:
    • From the airport: Starting fare: AED 25, AED 2.33 per kilometer
    • Outside airport: Starting fare: AED 5 (6 AM to 10 PM) | AED 5.50 (10 PM to 6 AM)
    • Booking and distribution: AED 10 to AED 12

Limousine Taxi Service

  • For luxury transport needs, available 24/7.
  • Meter starts at AED 11, with AED 2.78 per kilometer.
  • From the airport, the meter starts at AED 25, with AED 3.67 per kilometer.

Limousine Rental

  • Available for rent with a driver, must be reserved 24 hours in advance.
  • Fare:
    • AED 400 for 3 hours
    • AED 700 for 6 hours
    • AED 1200 for 12 hours
    • AED 100 per additional hour

In Safe Hands Taxi Fares

  • Provides private, safe, and comfortable journeys with experienced drivers, available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Fare:
    • Starting fare: AED 25, AED 3.67 per kilometer
    • Waiting charge: AED 0.50 per minute
    • Additional Salik and entry fees apply

Dubai Taxi Fares Calculator

You can estimate your fare using the following formula:

  1. Start with the base fare.
  2. Add the per-kilometer charge times the distance traveled.
  3. Add any waiting time charges (if applicable).
  • Formula: Base fare + (Per kilometer charges x Distance in kilometers) + (Per minute charges x Waiting time in minutes)

Example Calculation:

  • Base fare: AED 25
  • Distance: 5 kilometers
  • Per kilometer charge: AED 2
  • Estimated fare: AED 25 + (5 x 2) = AED 35

For ease, use the DTC fare calculator on their website. Enter the taxi type, pickup, and drop-off locations to get an accurate fare estimate.

Minimum Taxi Fare in Dubai

  • The minimum taxi fare in Dubai is AED 12 with AED 1.97 per kilometer.

Booking a Taxi in Dubai

You can book a taxi online via the DTC website or app, or use the RTA S’Hail Smart app to plan your journey.

DTC Smart App

The DTC Smart App is an excellent tool to book taxis, calculate fares, receive discounts, and choose cash/card payment options. It is available on the Google Play Store, Apple Store, and Huawei App Gallery.


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