Deira Taxi Stand to be levelled

The Deira Taxi Station near the Union Square will be demolished in the coming months to make way for a part of the ambitious rail project.

According to sources, the station will be demolished for setting up a power sub-station for one of the two subway metro stations, to be located in a portion of the Union Square Park. The date for the taxi station’s demolition is yet to be finalised.

The taxi station has been in operation for over two decades, and is one of the oldest stations in Dubai according to some officials, started serving the Public Transport Department’s buses — managed until recently by Dubai Municipality (and now is under the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority), in 1999.

AbdulAziz Malik, Director of Transport Department at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (DRTA), said the Deira Taxi Station will be rebuilt in the same area, perhaps not very far from the existing location.

According to Malik, no bus route originates from the station. As such the public transport system in Dubai picks up 6,000 passengers from the station everyday, he added.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 11:53 am

    It is a nice place, during my first days in Dubai (when I didnt have the Driving License), I used to take bus from this stand to Sharjah. Even now, if you go there you will find people sitting in waiting booths and playing chess.

    Well, all I can say, that this taxi stand is somehow part of Dubai Culture.

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