You can car pool in Dubai, as long as you meet certain criteria set by RTA, which has created a website called Sharekni (Arabic for ‘share with me’). The RTA clearly specifies that this initiative is only meant to reduce overall traffic congestion and anyone using carpooling for picking up random strangers or for other profit motives will be fined. However, RTA does allow a mutual understanding between the carpool for sharing petrol and car maintenance expenses.
All car drivers are now eligible to take up to 4 other passengers in their car, while commuting. Registration is free and is valid for 6 months, after which you can renew the registration free of cost. For passengers wishing to find a carpool driver who may be commuting in the same direction, they can also register their names on Sharekni for drivers to find them.