x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Cricket fans left waiting in long taxi queues

Hundreds line up outside Dubai International Cricket Stadium after Pakistan-England Test.

Hundreds of cricket fans waited in long taxi queues outside of Dubai International Cricket Stadium yesterday, opening day of the first Test between England and Pakistan.

"We waited 1 hr 40 mins for a taxi. It was dark and very cold by the time we got a cab," one fan, John Harris, posted on Twitter under the handle RugbyCricketFan.

"There is often no public transport to get here, so everyone has to get a taxi from the same place and at the same time, and I'm not sure how effective that is," said another spectator.

Officials from the Roads and Transport Authority could not be reached for comment.