Dubai - Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:36 PM



Taxis are the most common way of getting around. Metered cabs from Dubai Transport Corporation, recognised by their cream colour, are efficient and have well-trained and courteous drivers. Dubai Transport taxis also operate a service from the airport. For fares please visit the Roads & Transport Authority website.

Additionally, most hotels offer transport for their guests. There are also a number of radio taxi companies that have cars on call and whose numbers are available at all hotels.

Car rental

Cars are available from car rental companies for visitors who have an international driving licence. Customers must produce their passport along with the valid licence.

Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side.


Dubai Metro trains currently run at 10-minute intervals, between stations located across the city. Upon completion in 2012, it will be the world’s longest driverless metro system.

Water taxis

An interesting way to travel between Bur Dubai and Deira is by water taxi across the Dubai Creek. In 2007, the RTA launched fully air conditioned water buses to enhance Dubai's water transport.