Dubai Transportation

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  • By Air
    by machomikemd
  • By Air
    by machomikemd

Dubai Transportation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • By Air

    Dubai Transportation

    Nearly everyone coming into Dubai arrives by air at Dubai International Airport, DXB. We're often asked on the Forum how far the airport is from the city, in fact it's in the city, being only about 7km from downtown Dubai. There are three terminals, Emirates airline using the vast newT3 exclusively. There is a huge Duty free section for all your...

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi!

    Get the bus from Ghubaiba Bus Station which is the main bus station in Bur Dubai or IBN Battuta. The buses run regularly and there are seperate queues for Male and Females.

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  • Public bus service

    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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  • On a Dubai Highway

    I came across this soft toy at the back of this bus which is hired for transporting employees from work place to residence yesterday afternoon on my way back home from office.Funny but it was still hangging using the wiper.In Dubai bizzar things are easy to catch on the roads.

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  • Dubai Metro

    The Dubai Metro system, the first in the Gulf, began operatimg on 09/09/09. All but a couple of stations on both the Red Line and the Green Line are now open and a lot of the city is covered, including trains running from the airport into the city centre, both Deira and Bur Dubai, then out along Sheikh Zayed Road to Mall of the Emirates and Ibn...

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  • Dubai Marina/Palm Jumeirah

    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 through...

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  • DXB, a city airport

    Nearly everyone coming into Dubai arrives by air at Dubai International Airport, DXB. We're often asked on the Forum how far the airport is from the city, in fact it's in the city, being only about 7km from downtown Dubai.There are three terminals, Emirates airline using the vast newT3 exclusively. There is a huge Duty free section for all your...

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  • Crossing the creek.

    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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  • The taxi service

    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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  • International Driving Licence

    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 can...

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  • Crossing the Creek

    Water taxiThe water taxi is the cheapest and most fun transportation for travelling across the creek. We went as part of a group but for an individual it is 1 AED. The Spice Souk is on one side and the Gold Souk on another. It's much cheaper than taking a taxi around.

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  • the metro

    Dubai MetroThe Metro is super easy to navigate ', even for our sorry jet-lagged souls. We took it to the Berge Kaliefa from our hotel it was fast and only about $.2.50 return. There are only two lines red and green . The stops are clearly marked and are announced in English .The Metro stops and short walk away from the tower . Its easy to see the...

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  • Terminal 3

    Dubai Airport - Terminal 3The terminal is ultra modern and gave us a good first impression of Dubai.We booked our stopover through Air Emirates and were greeted before Passport Control and given our welcome package.The entance through customs was easy and fast . There are lots of ATM's and Money exchangers. The metro we learned later , also stops...

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  • Emirate Air

    Air Emirates FlightThe seats were comfortable and reclined more than others I have seen which was nice but the legroom was cramped.Their website is helpful and user friendly with easy online check-in. Tons of movies with a screen at each seat . Although their was lots of food , I found it to be very cheese laden and buttery and too rich for a long...

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  • BigBus open top tours

    Big Bus Tours has day and night, city and beach tours to choose from. They operate London double-decker buses, with open top and air-conditioned sections.They're hop-on hop-off and run seven days a week.It's a great way for a visitor to see the major sights of the old city and the new developments in New Dubai.

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  • Abra's on The Creek

    When you want to take a trip across the creek on an Abra boat just go to one of the Abra stations on the creek. One of the guys running the station will soon let you know which Abra is going across the creek next. The boats take about 20 passengers, the driver tries to point to those indecisive travellers where you should sit, but be quick as you...

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  • Taxi from airport in Dubai

    The taxi rank is located right outside the airport arrivals. Just walk towards them without making an arrangement or to pre-pay for a voucher. All taxis in Dubai use a meter with cheap prices, so you don't have to bargain for the price like you do in some other arabic countries. Gasolin and manpower is cheap in Dubai. 90% of the drivers are foreign...

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  • 1callrental

    Hi everyone, i have just been reading your tips on car rental, i have just started to use a company called 1callrental, and i dont normally recommend anything or anyone, they have gone so far out there way to help me and the summer season rates were supurb, i took a Yaris out month by month for 1980 per month including everything, and i dont have...

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  • Getting around in Dubai by car

    Before we left for Dubai, we decided that of couse we were going to get around by car. How hard could it be...?In Denmark we got an international driver licens - the ordinary one is only valid in EU. The car was booked via www.cartrawler.com - the firm was called Dollar Dubai - we can highly recommend it, it was a very good service we got...

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  • Dubai Metro ãÊÑæ ÏÈí

    A friends tell me that now there is the Metro in Dubai so......from Wikipedia:"The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro network in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. The Red Line is partly operational, the Green Line is still under construction, and further lines are planned. These first two lines run underground in the city...

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  • Indian taxi drivers

    Have lots of small change when you are in a Dubai taxi. Most of the drivers are Indian and they never ever give you the change on the pretext that they do not have any. This is irritating and frustrating. I think this is very bad image for the tourism industry especially when Dubai thrived on tourism.So whenever you would want to get into a public...

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  • DRIVING LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

    Are you breathing? Do you hold a Drivers Licence issued by ANY government on the face of the Earth? Congratulations! You can rent a car in Dubai! They glanced at mine from a distance. When you see how many locals drive (large, expensive) cars, you will understand why they are just not that picky about your Licence. Rent from local companies – not...

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  • Bus

    Dubai has an excellent and very cheap bus service. The popular routes have buses every ten minutes. Free route maps are available at bus stations. Pay the driver as you board. The front seats are reserved for females. The destination signs on the front of the buses alternate between Arabic and English.

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  • Taxi

    Taxis are the most common way of getting around in Dubai. There are four taxi companies operating metered cars. All taxis are comfortable and efficient with courteous uniformed drivers. The initial charge is 3 Dirhams (0,6 Euro) between 6am and 10pm and 3,5 Dirham after 10pm (the initial charge from the Airport is 20 Dirhams (about 4,5 Euro)).The...

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  • getting around the city

    If you not planing to visit any other emirate (Sharjah, RAK, Fujairah...), then I guess is enough just to take taxi, as its very cheap and easy to go around and you can enjoy view from the window rather concentrating on the road. Crossing Dubai will cost you not more than 20usd, and trust me is a long way. Each other trip maybe 10-15usd... Really ,...

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  • Abras

    To get from Dubai Side to Deira in the quickest and most pleasant way, take an abra (a small ferry boat). They constantly shuttle back and forth across the Creek. There are three abra stations on each side of the Creek. A trip costs 1 Dirham (about 0,2 Euro) and you pay on board.And abra can also be hired for a trip up and down the Creek for 100...

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  • Creek water buses

    A small fleet of water buses has been introduced for crossing the Creek, which some people may prefer to the traditional abra ferries. The water buses are modern, air-conditioned, comfortable...and empty! We prefer to use the abra, but that may change in the worst hot & humid summer months.Fare is AED4 each way (US$1.09) compared to AED1 for the...

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  • THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD

    Unless you are blessed with wealth, you will probably enjoy most of your travels across the world in Economy – also know as “Cattle Class”. The best airline in the world for those reasonable airfares is EMIRATES.Why Emirates is better:· Best Flight Crews in the airThese people pride themselves on being friendly. They are happy to be there, happy to...

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  • ABRA (CADABRA)

    The most scenic way of getting across the Creek between Deira and Bur Dubai is by taking a ride on a traditional Abra (long boat). You just kind of jump on and off. Watch your step! Seating is on long benches. The cost is half a Dirham (about 15 cents US) and only takes about 5 minutes. Take your camera because you will get some of the best views...

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  • Bird's eye view

    The many construction activities in Dubai can been seen from a plane best.Take a tour with the Seawings seaplane, taking off from Jebel Ali harbour to see the both palms, the world and all the other mega projects.

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  • Fly Emirates

    When old Cliffie first flew into Dubai 25 years ago, Emirates didn't even exist. Now, it's one of the world's leading airlines, with services throughout the Gulf region and worldwide to Europe, Africa, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. And on 1 June 2004 it added North America to its network, when it started a nonstop service to New York....

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  • RTA bus across Dubai

    Its caheap just AED 3 (USD1) going around Dubai via a Bus a more enjoyable is using Dhow Boat just pay AED1 ($.33)

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  • Taxi

    Official taxis are well maintained. The drivers usually have a reasonable knowledge of English. In giving location, you must specify a prominent landmark instead of street name. Taxi Fares are AED 1.5 per km with a AED3.50 flat rate. You can also book online at www.dubaipublictransport.ae. Dubai Transport 04 2080808 which you can call and book...

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  • ~ Emirates Airline ~

    Emirates Airline is the best airline to get to Dubai, you can fly direct from most UK airports such as London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, and more. Emirates are known for the excellent service from staff at check in to actually being up in the sky. They have a choice of in flight meals to choose from and a drinks service throughout the whole...

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  • Pink Ladies Taxis

    The are 50 well presented, highly trained Pink taxis now operating in Dubai staffed by ladies for ladies.Price is the same as usual taxis - just look for the distinctive cabs and attractive drivers. Operate 6am to 1am 7 days a week.After I took the above photo, the male driver of the next cab asked why I didnt take his photo too. I suggested that...

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  • Dubai water taxis

    One of the more unusual features about Dubai is the water taxis that constantly cross the Dubai Creek. There is no booking, just go down to the wharf area and board one of the many taxis that will take you across the creek in about 5 minutes - and great views of other small ships that ply the Gulf laden with cargo of every description.Most did not...

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  • National Rent A Car : Renter Beware!

    National Rent A Car are cheats.Beware of the cheating tactics when you are renting a car. National Rent A Car said they would provide the car with the petrol tank full and that the car should be returned full. Fair enough.The reality is just the opposite. The car was only half full, this was pointed out to them. The car was filled up by us but...

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  • Water taxi's

    everyone must have heard about dhows in dubai.... well atleast of abras...it is very cheap and handy and no traffic to get across from deria to bur dubai and back.

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  • Taxis in Dubai

    Due to the fact that the city becomes extremely conjested and jammed at particular times and in the particular directions, the taxi drivers, who have fun driving around for hours, may not want to take a passanger who needs to go along with the traffic. They started practising opening the window and asking about the destination, if he doesn't feel...

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  • 4x4 Vehicle

    This 4x4 vehicle will be driven by highly trained driver to the golden sand dunes of Dubai.Please see more description in my "thing to do" page;)

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  • Metered Taxis

    Taxis are easily available and they do have meter. Try to avoid those private taxis as they charge you more expensive than regular metered taxis unless you know the fare and try to bargain with them to get better rate.

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