Means of Transportation in Dubai

Updated on Wednesday 15th February 2017

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Dubai is the place that perfectly combines vision and execution. It delivers a perfect experience that splendidly incorporates finance, business, logistics, tourism and trade unlike any other city in the world. The infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates is extremely developed. The UAE top priority is making their infrastructure the best in the world when it comes to quality, but in a sustainable manner. Saying that transportation in Dubai is highly developed would be an understatement.

Types of public transportation in Dubai

Dubai is the city that found a harmonious way of combining the modern with the traditional. While it is the city with the fastest worldwide infrastructure and architecture development, the multicultural metropolis also cares for keeping traditional Dubai transportation alive. From abras (traditional wooden motor boats) and water taxis to metro, Dubai has a wide range of public transportation alternatives.

Although the most popular and recommended way of getting around and truly enjoying the city is by driving or renting a car in Dubai, public transportation is still a widely used option for those who cannot afford car rental services.

Abras and water taxis

If you want to cross the creek or travel on water, you can use abras, traditional wooden motor boats. Also, Dubai has a water taxi service that can transport up to 10 passengers and is equipped with ramp access, air conditioner and LCD screens. Unlike abras, water taxis can also navigate the gulf waters and can be used to reach many locations, such as Deira Old Souk, by booking a ride in advance.

Buses and taxis

Dubai’s bus network connects the industrial, business and residential areas. Buses can be used during the day and night, but also as a way of traveling between emirates. Dubai has implemented air-conditioned bus stops in order to make people feel more comfortable while waiting for a bus.

After traveling by personal car, the second most popular way of transportation is by taxi. You can choose between catching a taxi in public places anywhere in Dubai or take advantage of the online taxi reservation service. For women who don’t feel comfortable or safe with male drivers, there is such thing as booking a “pink taxi” that comes with a female driver.

The metro

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been running two metro lines in Dubai since 2009: the green and the red line. The two metro lines have different routes and destinations and have special cabins for women and children. You can purchase a Nol card from RTA outlets in order to use some means of public transportation in Dubai like water taxis, buses and metro.

Why should you rent a car in Dubai?

Dubai has the most modern, advanced and perfectly developed infrastructure of any other city in the region. Besides its public transportation, the world-class airports, seaports and the incredible building structures that make Dubai unique in the world and attract international investors and tourists, Dubai is also famous for its magnificent highways and flyovers. The metropolis’ road network contributes significantly to its legendarily luxurious lifestyle and increases the driving quality for those who are passionate about their premium vehicles or their luxurious Dubai rental cars

Dubai roads were specially made to be cruised by the most lavish cars known to man. From exotic sports cars to executive luxury sedans and imposing head-turning SUVs, there is no rental luxury car in Dubai that you will not want to take for a spin on the city’s perfectly smooth and congestion-free roads.

If you need more information on transportation in Dubai or you want to rent a luxury car in Dubai, you can contact our consultants.


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