07 January, 2007

ridesharing.ae

"ridesharing.ae hopes to let people traveling the same route everyday to find each other. Those who offer a ride or looking for rides post their information to the site, where it becomes easily searchable by other visitors. You provide as much information as you want and your privacy is protected."

--more here

Thanks to mr. click for the link

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

isnt this illegal?

Confused said...

Their terms of service are really assuring:
Unless otherwise specified, the materials contained in ridesharing.ae's web site are presented solely for the purpose of [purposes] in [country/countries]. This site is controlled and operated by ridesharing.ae from its offices in [country]. ridesharing.ae makes no representation that any of the materials contained in ridesharing.ae's web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

Anonymous said...

The best part is that they (rideshare.ae) has not answered Harshas' question, it has been on their site all day now. here

Anonymous said...

[...]and you agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.[...]

So does that mean that I can register the domain 'howtogetaroundthedamnbroxy.ae' and give out information about circumventing the PITA proxy ? Afterall the end user is solely responsible for complying with laws.

Anonymous said...

err that above post was a quote from their ToS, here

trailingspouse said...

As I understand it, it's OK to carshare so long as you only share the cost of fuel, but don't charge for the service. There was a piece about it in Gulf News a month or so ago (I think) but I can't find the darn thing now.

poo said...

waiting for people to post shortcuts on their forum for sharing shortcuts and time saving tips

Keefieboy said...

Trailingspouse: I read a piece in GN about a month ago where a geezer was fined by the RTA (are they some kind of Police now?) because he had given his mate a lift and could not prove he had not been paid for it. Not that the RTA could prove he HAD been paid. RTA official said the recipient should have taken a taxi. Egads. I think the RTA is doing a brilliant job, except in the area of taxis and protectionism. Their idea of car-pooling is that they will approve certain large companies to ebcourage pooling within their organisation only, and no doubt chare a huge licence fee for the privilege. Insane, absolutely insane. Most people cannot afford to use RTA taxis every day (I certainly cannot), and the bus service sucks. Gaaaah.

alicia said...

the bus service in itself isn;t too bad save for the infrequency of buses plying certain routes...anyone who complains that it takes ages to get to where you want to should take a look around at all the people with private cars who are stuck in traffic jams along with em buses....it pretty much takes them the same amount of time as well

Anonymous said...

Bus Lanes?

Not gonna happen until the families that own the car agencies let the government do it. After all they have the govt. by the short and curlies.

trailingspouse said...

They are going to have to get a decent bus system organized or else the Metro will be a complete waste of time and money. How the hell do they think people are going to get to and from the Metro stations? Or else they will have to build huge parking lots at each station . . . ha, ha, ha, what am I thinking . . . parking lots in Dubai?!

secretdubai said...

I must say, when I first saw "ridesharing" I had something totally different in mind, Dubai being what it is...

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