HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to 33.28 million AED to Emirati citizens whose taxi number plates are operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
6656 is the total number of the number plates and the bonus amount is a 25% increase from 2014’s bonus.
RTA will start distribution of the 2015 bonus to the entitled recipients, over and above their annual financial dues from this week.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General of RTA thanked HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for rewarding taxi plate owners, who are part of the fixed income group.
He said: “This bonus is one of several other generous gestures we are accustomed to from HH Sheikh Mohammed. It also illustrates the attention made to provide good living to all members of the community, and articulates the prevailing social solidarity concepts among individuals,” added Al Tayer.