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Transportation - Getting Around in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Buses - Dubai


Dubai has a well organized and efficient bus service managed by the RTA (Road Transport Authority).  It is a comfortable and convenient way to get around the city.  Each bus is air conditioned, with a section in front reserved for women and families.  Routes are displayed in the...

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Car Rental - Dubai

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies in Dubai.  A passport copy and valid driver's license must be shown upon renting a car. Major car rental companies have their offices at the airport and at hotels. Some car rental companies are listed below:

Avis Dubai International...

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Driving Tips - Dubai

Driving Tips

Visitors are allowed to drive in the UAE with an international driver’s license.  As with other countries in the region, driving is on the right side of the road.  Modern, well constructed arterials can be a boon for drivers, but certain things have to be kept in mind too.  Speed...

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From the Airport - Dubai

From the Airport

By Taxi: Taxis are the best way to get into town from the airport.  They are readily available outside the arrivals area.  All taxis are metered.  The starting rate from the airport is 20Dhs as opposed to the city starting rate which is 3Dhs.  Make sure you take...

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Metro - Dubai


The Dubai Metro is the world’s largest fully-automated metro system.  It launched in September 2009 and is packed during rush hour and the weekends.  There are 47 stations, 10 underground, across two lines.  The Red Line parallels Sheikh Zayed Road from the airport to Jebel...

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Taxi - Dubai


Taxis in Dubai are relatively cheap over short distances, but can prove expensive for long distance travel.  If you and your destination are not along the metro or a convenient bus route, a taxi is just about your only option.  There is no shortage of them throughout the city and cabstands are...

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Water Taxis (Abras) - Dubai

Water Taxis (Abras)

Motorized water taxis called abras are a very popular and inexpensive way of commuting across the Creek from Deira to Bur Dubai. They can be taken from the abra station at the intersection of Al Sabkha and Bani Yas Road. The Gold Souk and Al Ahmadiya School are within walking distance of the...

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