Saturday, August 16, 2008
The Khaleej Times today reports that the Dubai RTA is sending taxi drivers to school ... where they'll learn about the UAE, its culture, history and heritage.

Personally I would have sent them to school to learn where shit is. I can't count the times I've been in a taxi in Dubai and said "I live near Media City, do you know where that is?"

"Okay no problem."



The first time the driver totally missed the exit off of Sheikh Zayed Road. The second through two millionth times I had to say, "turn here! Here! The exit with the sign that says 'Dubai Media City' please! Right now! You're going to miss it!!"

I understand that taxi drivers can't know where everything is (especially since without street names and numbers addresses just don't exist in this emirate). All of the construction doesn't help. But for the love of God, at least learn the major developments (Marina, Media City, the Greens, the Gardens).

But at least now when they miss your exit and take you the long way, the drivers can tell you about culture, history and heritage.
posted by Josh at 6:06 PM |