Middle East Transportation

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    by Sirvictor
  • On the tram.
    On the tram.
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  • The Monorail
    The Monorail
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Middle East Transportation

  • Tram

    Istanbul Transportation

    We ended up taking the tram quite a bit since my husband's swim race was far away from our hotel, we would take the T1 tram from Sultanahmet station to Kabatas where we then had to get a bus. With the Istanbulkart, it was 1.95tl (3tl without the card) and then 1.25tl to transfer to the bus, you can share a card but only the 1st person gets the...

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  • Taxis

    Dubai Transportation

    If you are pressed for time and don't want the long waiting times associated with using the Public RTA Dubai Buses going around Dubai Emirate area (the trade of of low price is longer travelling time to destinations) and don't want to spend a lot in booking private tours or getting rental cars (parking in dubai can be expensive) then the best mode...

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  • To & From The Airport

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

    I have just been to Israel and rented a car from Shlomo Sixt. I was veery happy with the service that i got. SO if you want to rent car in Israel - I advice you to go for it! - http://www.shlomo.co.il/Car-Rental-Israel/

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  • Bus or Taxi

    Jerusalem Transportation

    as major part of the Visitors to Jerusalem are the Various Christian Pilgrims around the world who day multi-day tours in Groups, the preferred transportation is the big tour buses and large private vans that take the pilgrims around the biblical sites around Jerusalem, but since the Roads are Narrow in the Mount of Olives area and in the Old City,...

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  • Public Buses

    Jiddah Transportation

    Convenient, mostly new with airconditioning, the big buses are operated by SAPTCO (Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company), they have several routes around the city ending up in downtown Ballad. They also have a vast network of intercity and destinations out of Jeddah to most cities in the Kingdom as well as International routes. Their main bus...

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  • Dolmus - Mini Bus

    Marmaris Transportation

    Dolmus mini buses are so easy to use to get around & cheap, once on if you can't get to the driver to pay just pass the money down through the bus & any change will come back to you in the same way. Good & quite funny just tell them how many for, You can pick them up from outside your hotel on the main road or from any part of your walk, just wave...

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  • Buses

    Amman Transportation

    If you are flying Royal Jordanian (or not), you can get to the airport or from the airport which is about 30 minutes away for JD 3 one way. Buses leave every half hour from about 5 in the morning to 10 at night - every half hour from city terminal (Royal Jordanian office) near 7th circle to the airport. They drop you at the departure level (Level...

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  • By bus

    Bodrum Transportation

    Bodrum is surrounded by many gorgeous seaside villages, but how do you get there in the cheapest possible way. Head to the Otogar where Dolmus [ minibus ] depart regularly to these villages. The Otogar is located on Cevat Sakir Street. If you can't make it there, just stand anywhere along the route and signal to the driver when you see the Dolmus...

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  • Camels

    Petra Transportation

    You'll find camels on offer outside the 'treasury' and down near the monastery steps. Camels can take you between those two points, should you wish. Price will be negotiated with the camel-driver (at least one of whom looks remarkably like Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and thoroughly plays up to that fact). Camels are...

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  • Taxis

    Eilat Transportation

    On my second journey to Taba, my preceding bus was late meaning that I had missed the bus. I got a taxi instead from the bus station which cost 35 shekels - taking about 10 minutes to get to the border.

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  • Via Train

    Haifa Transportation

    I visited Rosh HaNikra and Akko on a daytrip from Haifa. In the morning I took the train from Haifa to Nahariya. It was 16 shekels and took 45 minutes. In Nahariya I went to the bus station, which is just next to the train station, and sat down to wait for the right bus. I had read there were not many buses a day to Rosh HaNikra, but I only had to...

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  • Taxis and Car Rentals

    Qatar Transportation

    Having lived in Qatar 3 months, experienced the driving frenzy and still putting off the inevitable of buying a car, I have used this guy Sabi in the interim for limousine transport. Must say he's very reliable, has ferried me safely to and from work for two months now and will do an ad-hoc pickup with reasonable notice - no complaints whatsoever....

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  • Taxis

    Dubai Transportation

    Dubai has a fleet of modern air-conditioned, metered taxis, clean and well-maintained, strictly regulated, the drivers in uniform. They are all a sandy-beige colour with a coloured roof (red, green, blue, yellow, orange) denoting the company. There are special ladies-only taxis, which have pink roofs and lady drivers (there are also some lady...

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  • Taxis

    Bahrain Transportation

    Find online the Nearest / Available Taxi to your location using TaxiFinder service on the Bahrain Taxi site ( http://www.bahtaxi.com ) . For best mobile browsing open/bookmark the url: http://www.taxicc.com Bahrain TaxiFinder works as messenger where to locate the listed taxis by location / status.

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  • Taxis

    Jordan Transportation

    I used the driver Mohamaad for two days. He got me from the Eilat border to Wadi Rum and to Petra. But I believe he goes everywhere. His price was reasonable and his English was good. He could be reached at touristdriver.aqaba@gmail.com 962_779_834745. My trip review is here...

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  • Funicular - Tunel

    Istanbul Transportation

    The most efficient and cheap way to get from a to b in Istanbul by public transportation is undoubtedly by metro, tram, funicular and/or ferry. These means of public transportation are very efficient, quick and punctual. The "Taksim - Kabatas Funicular" (F1), inaugurated in 2006, has been long-awaited and takes you up the steep hill from Kabatas...

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  • Airport

    Dubai Transportation

    In 2014 Dubai Airport took the title of World's Busiest International Airport. Ten years ago it wasn't even in the top 30. It's rise to prominence has been on the back of a massive development program resulting in three terminals filled with towering waterfalls, holographic information terminals, fully automated trains, a hotel (yes a hotel INSIDE...

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  • Busses Fares and Guides

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

    The Tel-Aviv bus scene has two major companies serving the city: DAN and EGGED. DAN has som 50+ routes in the city and EGGED about 80+.

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  • Sherut (mini van)

    Jerusalem Transportation

    I would like to thank you for dropping me off at the wrong hotel I kept telling the driver I was staying at the A Little House in the Bakah Hotel on 1 Yehuda St and he drop me off at the Little House in the Colony. And had to take a long walk after a 25 hour plane trip. This happen on the December 17 2014 about 8:30 pm do I get a refund? they do...

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  • Taxis

    Jiddah Transportation

    they come in all shapes and sizes those white jeddawi taxis. drivers come mainly from south asia though saudis start to take on this job. taxis are cheap compared to london, of course! there's no counter, so you can always negotiate and make a deal. the longest journey should cost you SR70 and that's 3-hour of getting dizzy around jeddah! you can...

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  • Boats and Ferries

    Marmaris Transportation

    Available at various locations along the Marmaris Beachfront & at the marina, water taxi's are a great, and very cheap, way of getting to & from Marmaris to Icmeler. At 10 Lira per person (Kids go Free), it's an enjoyable adventure across the bay, and provides you with a great view of Marmaris form the water as well. It takes about 20 minutes to...

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  • Taxi

    Amman Transportation

    As we found out that Jordan had a lot to offer for a visitor and we did not have that long time, we decided to hire a private driver for 4 days. Looking around some trave forum I git reccomended this Mr. Joe and so I contacted him (and a few more). Our trip was: day 1 Madaba Mount Nebo and Bethany. Day two Amman to Petra Day 3 Petra to wadi Rum and...

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  • By water

    Bodrum Transportation

    As I was here in May, there weren't a real lot of people about, so I booked my ticket the same morning as I wanted to go. In Peak Season, this would not be advisable. The Ferry to Kos leaves near the Bodrum Castle. As you are going to Greece, DON'T FORGET PASSPORT! Tickets are non-refundable. Alterations can be made within 12 hours...

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  • Taxi

    Petra Transportation

    If you go to Petra from Eilat, don’t buy expensive tours. You can save money by doing it yourself. One day tour from a hotel cost $150 per person. You can easily take a taxi at the border or order it beforehand for the same price. The driver will wait for you for 4-5 hours and will take you back to the border. That is what we did: • arranged for a...

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  • Flying to & from

    Eilat Transportation

    Eilat is Israel's southernmost city and a popular resort. It’s located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Eilat. If you follow to the South Region you’d better use Eilat or Uvda (Ovda) airports. But large wide-body aircrafts cannot operate from Eilat Airport because of its short runway. That’s why most international flights land...

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  • Via Busses

    Haifa Transportation

    you arrived directly by boat from athens-rhodes-limassol;but the boat is now not available, because of the frequent wars, the boat line is cancelled if you arrive by plane ,there are plenty of buses from ben gourion airport to haifa; there is now a direct train from ben gourion aiport to haifa, go to level -1 at the airport also many buses tel...

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  • Travelling by Air

    Qatar Transportation

    Doha International Airport is the hub of one of the world's best airlines, but the airport itself is no 5-star masterpiece. I have flown in and out of Doha about a dozen times or more, and my experiences have been disappointing. After landing, we had to walk down steps off the plane instead of having a regular gate at the airplane level. Then of...

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  • By Bus

    Dubai Transportation

    The buses are modern, air-conditioned, a mixture of single & double-deckers and 'bendy buses'. There are currently over 60 routes and with hundreds more buses on order the network is constantly expanding. Air-conditioned bus stops, the first in the world, are sited around the city to make waiting in the heat less of a problem. In addition to the...

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  • Bahrain - Saudi Causeway

    Bahrain Transportation

    I see the posts & replies for travelling from Dammam to Bahrain. What about the opposite direction? I am arriving at Manama Airport on Thursday 4:30 afternoon and want to catch a local Saudi flight leaving Dammam at 9:30 pm. Where can I get a SABTCO bus? From the Bahrain Airport or from central Manama? Do taxi drivers know the location if it is in...

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  • Driving

    Jordan Transportation

    Jordan – at least for those used to the Western European transportation systems - is not blessed with excellent public transport. As such, and especially having decided to stay in an off-the-beaten track location and having little time, we have decided to hire a car. None of us being confident in our abilities to cope with the Middle Eastern...

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  • Ataturk Airport

    Istanbul Transportation

    Prices updated on January 2015 1 Token ; 4 Turkish Liras (1 travel) Istanbul Card ; 30 Turkish Liras (10 travels) Istanbul Card ; 4 Turkish Liras ( 1 travel) Istanbul Cards can be used at any public transports except IDO sea lines and private minibuses. for more info; twitter &...

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  • Buses

    Dubai Transportation

    Using Public Transport in Dubai like the RTA Public Buses, RTA Water Taxis and RTA Dubai Metro Train Stations require the NOL Tickets or Cards. The NOL Tickets and Cards are available at all Bust Stations and Metro Stations and at most Shopping Malls and Supermarkets and Convenience Stores in Dubai. according to the RTA Website: Nol Red...

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  • Flights, Security and customs

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

    The Ben-Gurion International Airport is not far from Tel-Aviv and only about 40 min from Jerusalem. It is easy to get to/from by train, taxi or local buses. When departing remember to get to the airport ahead of time do to the extra security measurements.

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  • Walking

    Jerusalem Transportation

    due to the small and irregular streets and uneven pavements along the Old City of Jerusalem and the small roads along the Mound of Olives area at the outside of the Old City. Walking around the various attractions, both secular and religious is the best as your favorite tour buses and private vans cannot go inside the old city due to the narrow and...

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  • Airplanes

    Jiddah Transportation

    Jeddah as a commercial & industgrial hub, most major airlines of the world are available to and from Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International Airport. Domestic routes are serviced by the Kingdom's flag carrier, SAUDIA (reservations hotline 920022222), and few privately-owned airlines with limited destinations are emerging.

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  • Dalaman Airport

    Marmaris Transportation

    The worst airport I have ever travelled through. Arrival is fine but departure back to England was a nightmare. There is a scan as soon as you enter the airport and then at check in I have never know queues move so slowly. The staff on the check in desks seemed to disappear on a regular basis and often had to call the UK travel representatives over...

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  • Flights

    Amman Transportation

    We rode on Emirates Airlines in Going to Amman Jordan, on our first leg of our middle eastern jaunt of 3 weeks since emirates offers the best rates and with excellent service, even for economy. they have twice daily flights to and from amman fro their hub in Dubai. Emirates Airline is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,000...

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  • By air

    Bodrum Transportation

    In winter time as far as I know you can find very limited direct flights from Europe. If you are flying from Istanbul check the following airlines for the timetable ; Turkish Airlines : Everyday www.thy.com.tr Atlas Jet : Everyday www.atlasjet.com Onur Air www.onurair.com.tr Pegasus (from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Bodrum ) www.flypgs.com Or you...

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  • Bus

    Petra Transportation

    Petra is the main highlight of Jordan and it their most famous tourist spot. There are many tours coming to and from amman to petra and most are via Big Tour Buses and some are on private tour vans and private tour cars. The Drive from your amman hotel to Petra takes 4 1/2 hours (225 kilometers or 140 miles), including the obligatory 30 minute stop...

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  • Travelling by Bus

    Qatar Transportation

    Contrary to what you might have heard, Qatar does indeed have a public transport system. The new bus service started in October 2005 and is operated by a government-owned company called Mowalsalat, which also owns all the new bluish-silver taxis operating around town. The bus fare is QR 2 for rides in Doha, and up to QR 7 for inter-city buses. The...

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  • By Sea

    Dubai Transportation

    The Creek runs through the centre of the city of Dubai, Deira is one side and Bur Dubai the other. There are four bridges (others will soon be built) and a tunnel, plus a pedestrian underpass. But the traffic is terrible, the crossings are always busy so the best way to cross between Bur Dubai and Deira side is by abra, the traditional small...

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  • aeroplanes

    Bahrain Transportation

    As an island, which has only one land connection via a bridge to Saudi-Arabia, the obvious way to get into Bahrain is via air. The flag carrier of Bahrain is Gulf Air which is one of the oldest airlines in the region. Low-cost carrier Bahrain Air offers cheaper fares to airports of the region, including Istanbul. The airport is also well served by...

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  • Bus

    Jordan Transportation

    Getting busses leaving Amman for other towns was one of the biggest frustrations I had. The travel guide (a very good guide in general, published – 2006) I used, was unfortunately inaccurate. It seems that most bus stations have changes location during the past year or so. It was much easier getting a bus from the town to Amman. It is possible...

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  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Istanbul Transportation

    During our visit to Istanbul in February 2013 we found ourselves with a few hours to kill at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Unfortunately, Sabiha Gökçen is not one of those airports that offers free wi-fi. Or, at least, it didn't where we were sitting in the departure lounge. Instead, an unsecured network offered by DorukNet was offered for a fee. The...

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  • Abra - Ferry

    Dubai Transportation

    Take a local boat like the locals do for just one or two Dirhams and enjoy the sights of the city from the waterways. The Creek area is the best place to take a boat (also called Abra) and it goes upto the Diera station.

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