16 August, 2006

Big Yellow -- I mean Pink -- Taxi...


GULF NEWS is reporting that Dubai will soon have a small fleet of "pink taxis" catering especially to women:

"The taxis will have pink roofs, pink seats and interiors, and other features to give the vehicles a feminine touch. We will roll out pink taxis with at least 50 cars in a few months," said Ammar Bin Tamim, Director of the Dubai Taxi Department at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
And here I was thinking pink cars only had their place amongst Pimps and Elvis impersonators...

11 comments:

Tainted Female said...

So... You mean they're pointing out which cars have ONLY females in them, so the guys who believe following girls on the roads is the best pick up, know exactly which taxi to follow, from miles off?

lol. Kind of ironic to me.

Seabee said...

You got it tainted, it's cheaper to do than a big sign that says "Follow me, I have women on board".

You gotta wonder about the thinking of the 'planners'.

By the way ladies, is it really true that you're all terminally attracted to pink? Does that really "give the vehicles a feminine touch"?

trailingspouse said...

My thoughts on the matter here.

Seabee said...

One more thing...will it attract the 'pink dollar'?

I wonder whether our authorities know that pink is now internationally associated with a group of people whose preferences would be considered inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.

nzm said...

seabee: - lol!

Writing as a female, I hate pink! :-)

Tainted Female said...

rofl @ seabee... Nope, they must not be aware.

And... I'm not a fan of the color pink and I am female.

nick said...

I love pink in small doses.

Then again, I'm as gay as ever, so what do I know?


Pink Taxis...do the interiors have fluffy feathers too?

nzm said...

nick - to qualify the taxis as truly pink, I think that there ought to be a mirror ball hanging from the rearview mirror as well as the feathers! lol

archer14 said...

Some unknown surprises...
The ashtrays are miniature vanity cases..
The cigarette lighter is a giant lipstick...
All pink taxis smell of a combination of 3 or more perfumes.
And one giant 1000W halogen lamp at the back to flash off all offenders...

Welcome the Pink Patrol..

...sorry for the PJs people!

Woke said...

Wooah. Dubai Vice City.

Arabized said...

when i first read that in the newspaper, i just rolled my eyes.

so lame. pink taxis. come on, did an hct student think of that?

nice think tank dxb.
:/

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