In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the payment of bonuses amounting to AED33.285 million to Emirati owners of taxi number plates used by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and taxi franchise companies. Bonuses will be paid to owners of 6,657 taxi number plates.
From this week, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will start the distribution of the 2016 bonus to the recipients in addition to their annual financial dues.
Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA HE Mattar Al Tayer extended his gratitude to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for rewarding the taxi plate owners. He noted that such allocations would enable them to cope with the requirements of life and ensure a decent living for them and their families.
“This bonus is one of the many generous initiatives we are accustomed to from His Highness in the context of efforts to bring happiness to people. It concurs with the Year of Giving and the soon approaching Holy Month of Ramadan. In fact, it is a true testament to the support His Highness extends to his people and care he shows for improving their social and living conditions. It also illustrates the focus on providing a good living to all members of the community, and articulates the prevailing social solidarity concepts among individuals,” added Al Tayer