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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wordish Wednesday - Dubai's Pink Taxis


Unsure where the taxi stand was upon our arrival at the Dubai Airport, we sought the assistance of an airport personnel, who, to our surprise, directed us to a stand where several ladies in pink uniforms were waiting in front of a row of pink cars! Next to the pink cars, were a row of red-topped taxis.

These pink taxis, driven by ladies, are intended for female passengers and families while the red ones are for men.

I am so loving this concept! I wish we had the same system in our country. Imagine traveling solo and arriving in a foreign land at an ungodly hour. Doesn't the thought of hopping into a car driven by a male stranger to some unfamiliar place scare you?

With her permission, I took this picture of our lady driver who was from Sri Lanka.

Yayyyyyy for the pink ladies!!!

27 comments:

AdamAlexMommy said...

Hey Veronica - it's interesting to learn about other cultures, so thanks for this post! I really love the concept. :)

PS I'm glad we're buddies also. :)

Have a great day!

Jasmine

Salma @ Chasing Rainbow said...

Neat. I hope you had a nice trip.

Self Sagacity said...

How cute is that? It's about time they have pink taxi drivers!
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Christine said...

Wow, that is pretty interesting! You're so right about being wary of taxi drivers alone at night. eek! Thanks for linking up at Why We Love Green!

blueviolet said...

Love the idea of making women feel a little more comfortable!

BusyWorkingMama said...

Love it! Go ladies, go!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

You always have such interesting pics , love the pink taxi's and drivers - look lovely.

whitey said...

Love it!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Pink taxis...sexist or what? Still, if wasn't enforced by law that I (being female) could only ride in the pink ones, I think it is a concept that would sell here in North America too. I wonder who will be the first cab company to cash in on this idea?

I am Harriet said...

Pink taxi's? That's too cute!

Hope you're doing well.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh wow...learn something new every day! Thanks!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
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Charlotte | Life's a Charm! said...

i so love this concept, and it does make sense! Yay for all female taxi drivers!

bigguysmama said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea. Whoever thought of it is brilliant! Thank you for telling us about this!

~Mimi

Trisha said...

Very interesting, I really like the idea! Thanks for linking up at Momma T and Baby E. Hope to see you back next week!

Trisha
MommaTandBabyE.com

Ai Sakura said...

wow thanks for sharing. We don't have this here in S'pore but in Japan there are some train cabins just for ladies during peak hrs.. very useful :)

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Sarah said...

Great idea.

alissa4illustration said...

That's really cool! I can see on the side it says, "Dubai Taxi Corporation." and "Ladies Taxi."

It's so crazy how they do things other places that work better. I remember when I lived in Georgia, they had the DMV at the grocery store. It was so nice. I went and got my drivers licence, while my husband went grocery shopping. Now that I'm back in Nebraska, we have few DMV buildings around. It's always filled with lines to!

a mommy's lifestyle said...

Loving the pink! ;)

Nora B. Peevy said...

Love the concept too. I'm visiting from the Sit Back hop for the weekend. I have pictures linked of Savannah, Georgia, my trip last December. Hope to see you hop on by. And enjoy Dubai...

-Nora

P.S. Every time your blog title pops up, it makes me smile. :)

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Michelle said...

That's great! I love that the color pink is "recognized" as female there! In different cultures you never know what might be different. And you're right. I would be more comfortable getting into a female driven cab. Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax hop.

Hannah said...

That is so cool! And I totally agree if I were traveling solo I would feel much more comfortable with a female driver, plus who doesn't want a ride in a pink car :)

Kristie said...

That's so cool! It would be way easier to get into a car like that.

Steph said...

This is a great concept... fascinating! Hopefully you all (you and children in one car and hubby in the other?) arrived at about the same time? ;) I love that they are wearing pink. :)

~ Noelle said...

that is so neat to know...
yet another reason i love coming to your blog... i always learn

christymg said...

Wow, so interesting!

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Rhonda Gales said...

I love learning about other cultures. I agree, it would be nice to have a female taxi driver when flying into places late. Interesting post, I love to learn about places before I go.

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