Middle East Transportation

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Middle East Transportation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Camels & Horses

    Petra Transportation

    The Camel is the main beast of burden of the middle east and north africa and even in Petra, you will see a lot of Camels in the Complex and you can take the slow tour of petra complex riding the tall camels. A camel ride wil start in front of the Al Khanzeh (treasury buidling) where there are lots of camels and bedouin camel herders and you must...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • By Car

    Dubai Transportation

    We recently stayed in The Old Palace Hotel, Dubai. Through their concierge we hired a driver and car to give us a 3hour tour of the sites of Dubai. Our driver was Mukhdar and he was extremely knowledgeable and happy to take us exactly where we wanted to go. Even waited for us whilst we had a coffee. Highly recommend his services.

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  • Boats and Ferries

    Marmaris Transportation

    There is a small ferry terminal in Marmaris - quite a way out of the town and you need to take a taxi. We took a hydrofoil to Rhodes in Greece from here - there is duty free here but I did not see a restaurant. The public toilets were clean and well appointed. Queuing once through customs are in long covered walk way which has some seating but not...

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  • Sherut (mini van)

    Jerusalem Transportation

    A convenient and inexpensive way to get to Ben Gurion Airport from Jerusalem is to go by Nesher Taxi (nesher = eagle). This is a shared taxi (usually a van, with place for luggage) that you order by phone about half a day in advance. You tell the dispatcher when your flight is and he tells you what time to be ready for pick-up. The cost is 64...

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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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  • 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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  • taxis

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Taxi!

    Petra Transportation

    Hello everybody. It was great to read your reviews. I wonder if you could give me some advice, just to sum up what I think I've understood and what I haven't. I'll be flying into Eilat airport, and my plan is to reach Petra from there. I understood that I need to get a taxi to the border, cross the border, then get another taxi. 1) Is it quite...

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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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  • Taxis and Car Rentals

    Qatar Transportation

    I follow the advise a called Andrew, for a ride to the Airport. The comment said he was reliable. I needed to get to the airport around 6 in the morning. When I talked to Andrew I explained to him what time, and asked him if there would be a problem. He said no, and I asked him 3 times just to make sure. This was 2 days in advance, the day he was...

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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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  • By Bus

    Dubai Transportation

    the most numerous of the buses in Dubai Emirate is the tour bus. Dubai has lots of things to do and a lot of attractions and hence there is a proliferation of big tour buses for the large group tours that most tourists usually book. there all a variety of half-day, full day, night tours in and around dubai like the city tour, shopping tour, buffet...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Amman Transportation

    I had stopped a few hours in Amman many years ago and I remembered that small airport, so I was pleased to see they had a brand new airport now. As soon as you arrived you will have to go to change money as you need 20JD for the visa. When you have to leave do not come too early as they will not you access the check in area before the check in...

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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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  • 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

    First thing to say is that I haven't had a chance to do this myself yet...but it looks good. The RTA has a new ferry service running from Dubai Marina, the route map showing that it sails out of one end of the marina, around & through (under a bridge) Palm Jumeirah island and back into the other end of the marina. I've been on another boat...

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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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  • By 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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  • Buses

    Marmaris Transportation

    Turkish Airlines serves the airport of Dalaman (DLM), 120 km away from Marmaris, with daily flights from Istanbul. Many tourists arrive with chapter flights from all over Europe, especially in the summer months. There are buses that connect the airport with Marmaris. But Turkey has an excellent bus network so you can easily reach Marmaris from...

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  • The Plane

    Jerusalem Transportation

    Get to Israël by plane! Be prepared to a high security. People are going to ask you were you are gonna stay/were you stayed. Make sure you have prove of where you stayed when you get back home! By bus ofcourse and otherwise try hitchhiking. But watch out, you can't trust everybody! Israelian police often stop Arabians by the way, so you better not...

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  • Trains

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Transportation

    I advice on taking the train to get from the airport to the city especially when you leave Tel aviv to get to the airport. I had to wait the bus 222 one hour and 45 minutes!! Thank god i gave myself enough time to check in. Updated 2007: This time round i did not take a train as i arrived on a saturday and the ticket machines were not working and...

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  • Car Rentals

    Jiddah Transportation

    As I have described earlier it is extremely cheap and convenient to rent a car in Jeddah keeping in mind you have proper documentation available with you. Gasoline in Saudi Arabia is less than a dollar a gallon. There is also ample parking through out the city and to top it off most of it is free. You must have a valid International License as well...

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  • Car Rental

    Dubai Transportation

    The current regulation is that visitors must have an International Driving Licence issued in their own country if they wish to rent a car in Dubai. The rental companies are negotiating with the authorities because they want the rule changed, but right now the rule is in place. You need to check the latest position just before you travel as rules...

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  • Local 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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  • Taxis

    Marmaris Transportation

    I'm living in marmaris about 20 years... Taxi is best choice for everyone... Because we pay 10 lira for 1 beer, but we drink 5 beer minimum. So why dont i pay 10-20 lira for taxi? Just use the taxi for trip around marmaris. Drivers know well around marmaris. If u want a taxi, just call their number, after 5 minutes taxi will bring you where you...

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  • By Car

    Jerusalem Transportation

    Most my time in Israel was in Tel Aviv. From there we drove by car, so that we could do the trip fast and relaxed. We experienzed that this way of transportaion was good, as we 'got the feeling' of the countryside.

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