Taxis, Dubai

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    Dubai by Taxi

    by Escadora7 Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    The fastest and cheapest way to get around Dubai is by Taxi. They are all around and it's fairly easy to wave one down quickly.

    Most of the taxi-drivers are either Indian or Pakistani, and they are very friendly. Many have told me their story (in broken English): they are here to save money so that they can afford a house or get married when they return home. Or they need the money to send to their families for medical costs or schooling. Most all of them can't wait to return to their homeland...

    Taxi companies:
    269-3344 Cars Taxis
    208-0808 DubaiTransport Company
    223-6666 Gulf Radio Taxi
    267-3222 Metro Taxis
    336-6611 National Taxis

    pic found on a google search

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    by sabinasta Written Apr 14, 2005

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    Taxis are very convenient, as this is a country of petrolium. It's much better to take a taxi then to rent a car, because it costs less and there is a big traffic in Dubai and it's not easy to find a parking.

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    Taxi is the best selection for transportation

    by o_z_l_e_m Updated Jan 1, 2005

    Yes Taxi is the best selection for transportation because there are no good buses and minibuses but there are a lot of taxis in the city. All of them clean, confortable and has got a air-condition, drivers speaking a good English, but you should choose a taxi as like in the picture: white&public taxi. If you have to go to somewhere in the early morning, it is so difficult to find out a taxi, so take their phone numbers.
    It is 30 dirhem from airport to citycenter and it takes 18-25 dirhem in the city.

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    Getting about

    by kit_mc Written Dec 21, 2004

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    Now, normally in a new city, I won't take a taxi unless it's with a local. I'll doggedly stick to buses, trains and my own two feet. But...

    We used both buses and taxis, but by the end of the trip were using nothing but taxis. We'd take abras from one side of the creek to the other and then a taxi the next 10 minutes home to the hotel.

    Don't be afraid to use taxis here. They are the fastest way of getting around, not at all expensive, we didn't feel at all as if we were going to get ripped off (a common VT complaint in some cities). They use meters and we repeatedly took the same route and got charged the same amount each time.

    It is a little more expensive in the evenings to take a taxi, but not by much.

    Oh, and don't expect small talk from the drivers!

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    From and To the Dubai Airport

    by explore_discover Written Oct 21, 2004

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    Dubai Taxi's are all metered, from Airport it start with AED 15 Dirhams, getting to City center/Diera cost around 28~30 Dirhams and to Jumera Beach Aprx 50~55 Dirhams depends on Traffic.

    Within the City the Taxi meters starts from AED3 and getting to the Airport is a bit cheaper, from Diera around 15 Dirhams

    All vehicles are New and Airconditioned, the drivers are well educated and good knowledge of streets/locations and absolutly safe, it can be called any time of the day with out any extra charges

    Dubai Taxi
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    Anywhere to everywhere

    by morninglory Written Jul 21, 2004

    There's no trains or subway in yet (they are planning though) so taxi is the best way to move around. There also buses that take you around but not as convenience as taxis. No extra surcharge after midnight.

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    Taxis very good and cheap

    by Aig Written May 12, 2004

    Generally taxis are very well organized, clean, efficient and by far not expensive, but the taxi driver from the airport somehow managed to charge me 35 when it should be 15. But apart from this, very good impression overall.

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  • Taxi service in Dubai

    by amna_alshamsi Updated Aug 8, 2003


    Al Ghazal Taxi

    Dubai Transportation Corporation

    Golden Taxi

    Gulf Radio Taxi

    Internite Taxi

    These are the main Taxi provider in Dubai , all are excellent and well trained especially Dubai Transportation Corporation (yellow camry cars) you will see them every where, and the good thing is the most of the taxi drivers knows how to interact in English.

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    How to move ..all around the city

    by metha Written Jul 7, 2003

    The car is king in Dubai: The best way to get around is by taxi or rental car. There is a local bus service, but buses are very crowded and not air-conditioned. Walking is a good option in certain areas, but the weather is generally too hot for you to cover long distances on foot.

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    Pay by you're credit card

    by hani4ever Written Sep 18, 2005

    I really liked this idea..u can pay the driver by you're credit card..but not all taxi's have one!..

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