Hala Taxi's is the latest batch of special vehicles catering to passengers who have booked taxis either by phone or online in Dubai. I actually didn't even know about them till one rocked up at my house to drop me off to work this morning. They launched on the 1st of November so they are a nice little ride. Mine still had that new car smell and they don't look so bad either. I asked the driver if he had a towel to wash my hands with but he didn't get the pun and off we set! Me: JLT please. Driver: Where's that? Me: You're not serious? Driver: I'm new. So, had two newbies in one day. Very special indeed. The driver had been in the country for as long as the new service had been launched but that new car smell just had me in a great mood and the driver was proud as punch to be behind the wheel of a new car and most likely in the glitz that is the Dubai sandpit. I even got a call from the depot asking how the new service was and i gave a glowing report. Someone should make a perfume with the new car smell...it does wonders.Here's the spiel "borrowed" from the launch, "The dedicated service of cars will relieve existing taxis from responding to the on-call service and will not cater to passengers at the roadside. Operated under the RTA's new Dispatcher 8 system, the Hala service will charge a basic fare of Dh6 during the day and Dh10 at night. The black or white cars will be equipped with WiFi, Nol and NFC payment system.Overall a great start to the morning!