Hala Taxi will offer discounted rates for ‘healthcare heroes’

Siobháin Spear
Apr 2, 2020

Those who need to travel to hospitals or healthcare clinic will be offered a discounted rate.

Despite the uncertainty and the difficulties being faced as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, it is phenomenal to see how the crisis has brought communities, cities and nations together. Just yesterday, Dubai projected a thank you to all frontline workers around the world and today, Hala Taxis has announced its support for healthcare workers.

Taking to twitter, Hala shared its partnership with RTA and outlined that healthcare heroes and members of the public who need to travel to hospitals or healthcare clinics would receive a discounted taxi fare, effective immediately.

The Dubai taxi service, Hala, is offering a discount of 20 percent per ride booked through the Careem app to over 43 select hospitals and healthcare facilities; this discount is valid on Hala (Dubai Taxi) and Hala Van Taxi. The partnership allows those who need to take the taxis to use the discount for up to ten trips.

“This initiative is part of RTA’s endeavour to play an active role in easing challenges in the current situation and respond to the directives of our leaders to streamline the delivery of critical services to the public,” said Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA.

“Offering the initiative to riders heading to hospitals and clinics in Dubai indicates our commitment to serving the medical needs of our clients by offering them smooth and affordable means of mobility,” he stressed.

“Partnering with Hala in delivering this initiative embodies the humanitarian values of the UAE, and RTA’s keenness to make its services accessible to customers under all circumstances,” Bahrozyan said.

Clemence Dutertre, CEO of Hala, said, “As our city faces challenging times, we want to put our community and the people who are supporting it first. Inspired by the true heroes who are selflessly working on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics around Dubai every day, we are introducing this discount on Hala rides for them.

Following the government’s advice and the restrictions that are in place across the emirates, booking a Hala (Dubai Taxi) remains restricted to those in need of buying food, purchasing essential supplies, going to the hospital or commuting to work in one of the vital sectors approved by the Ministries.

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