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  • tical 18 posts

    Any recent experience of transferring from DBX to Ras al-Khaimah? 2 adult and 2 children (so need 2 child seats) as well as enough room for bags etc. previously used Blacklane for this but their quote is 250gbp which has gone up 2.5x over 3 years so trying to see if any reliable alternatives are out there? Thanks

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,379 posts

    Wow. I used Blacklane four years ago and, yes, it was about £100 (vs £40 for a taxi).

    Would getting a van taxi from the airport be so bad or do the drivers have an issue heading that far? Or Uber / Careem?

    To dare is to do 131 posts

    Last time I did this November 2019 I got hotel ( Waldorf) to organise a car for me. Think the cost was £120 approx for big SUV…I nearly always get hotel to organise me a car for airport pick up for various reasons.

    tical 18 posts

    Good idea, I will ask the hotel. If not, it will have to be Uber – just don’t know how reliable they are and also if they have child seats

    bungalow 180 posts

    Waldorf RAK booked me a taxi from the hotel to DXB when I was leaving last November, not a hotel transfer, a local taxi. I asked them to book me a 6 seater and that’s what arrived. I didn’t pay Waldorf, the taxi was on the meter and I paid him on arrival at the airport – it cost £60 including tip (it was 5am so he also got the wifes take away Waldorf breakfast) 🙂
    £250 one way is daylight robbery !

    * just to add. I also took the Conrad Limo to Hilton RAK (further away than Waldorf) last February, after negotiating with the concierge and checking the Uber rate, he ended up charging me £80.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,189 posts

    Sixt do chauffeur service in UAE. I just checked and DXB to RAK is USD100 for a 6 person MPV.

    aseftel 280 posts

    Good idea, I will ask the hotel. If not, it will have to be Uber – just don’t know how reliable they are and also if they have child seats

    Uber (and Careem) have a product in Dubai that has a car seat called Uber Family, but it’s only advertised as one child (although presumably they have multiple sizes since they don’t know how old the child is so maybe you can do two kids with some age separation). Circa 300AED according to the app.

    I have had good experiences in other countries with Welcome Pickups. They have car seats as optional extras on a booking (with a selection of sizes). Unlike a lot of operators where you ‘request’ car seats these are chargeable extras that appear as line items on the booking confirmation. I don’t know if I’m being irrational but I feel a lot more confident about getting a service when I’m paying for it. They quoted €90 for one way to Ras including two child seats.

    tical 18 posts

    Thanks for the pointers and suggestions – indeed Sixt offer a 6-person van, with 3 different child seat options for 100 USD (after used code Love23 to knock off 15%)

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