In Dubai, pink taxis for ladies only:
"Pink-Coloured, women-only taxis began plying on the roads of the city today to ferry women to and from various parts of the emirate. The launch of the new service was aimed at providing a safe and comfortable means of transport to women to ensure their free movement, Mohammed Obeid Al Mulla, Executive Manager for Public Transport of the Roads and Transport Authority, said here yesterday."
Free movement? Huh?
"It is also part of a plan to develop an integrated transport network, contributing to bolstering Dubai’s mark on the world map, he said, adding that in the first phase, 50 taxis, with pink roofs, pink seats and interiors, and other features to give the vehicles a feminine look, would be deployed at places frequently visited by women."
"He said that 100 female drivers had undergone extensive training to learn skills of driving, etiquette, customer service, handling emergency cases, locations of key government entities and tourist and leisure destinations."
Oddly enough, this idea isn't even new. England , Australia and Japan have pink taxi service for women and children only too. As one commenter noted at a Cabbie's blog, "I find it interesting how easily anti-discrimination laws can be waved away when it suits."