(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to Dh26.388 million to Emiratis whose cab number plates are operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); the total number of which is 6,597.
The RTA Public Transport Agency will start distribution of the bonus to the entitled recipients, over and above their annual financial dues.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, thanked Shaikh Mohammed for rewarding taxi plate holders, who are among the fixed income group.
"This bonus is one of several other generous gestures we are accustomed to from His Highness, which are a true testament to the support accorded to his people and the attention he pays to their social affairs and living conditions, particularly those with fixed incomes," said Al Tayer. "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," Al Tayer added.