30 September 2007

Abyad in Abu Dhabi

An AFP article in today's online Melbourne Age reports that Abu Dhabi is about to get a new taxi fleet - London cabs especially built and customised for "the often blazing hot climate of the Gulf".

Part of the upgrades includes a colour change from the traditional London taxi colour of black to a cooler white.

I wonder if the taxi drivers will also have to pass The Knowledge before they can get behind the wheel? ;-)

4 comments:

Qatar Cat said...

Aha yeah, indeed, The Knowledge. Once I read about 34 months and 12 test attempts, this is definitely something for UAE, lol.

Seabee said...

I don't think they'll be fast enough for the taxi drivers here. Apart from the white paint, I do hope they remember to put aircon in...

Pandabonium said...

I wonder if they will be getting the new TX-4 which has a 2.5 liter turbo diesel engine.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol yeah we'll see about that. The cars are fab though.