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Water Taxi (Dubai)

Water Taxi (Dubai) – a.k.a. “Abra”, in Dubai, a river crossing by a water taxi, which costs very little as it is used most often by the country’s expat working class. However, it is worth a trip if you are into new experiences and like most other activities in Dubai, is very safe. There are, […]

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Ferry (Dubai)

Ferry (Dubai) — The Dubai Ferry is a relatively recent addition to the Emirate’s expanding public and tourist transport system and is being constantly improved and expanded. In the last decade Dubai has seen the opening of the Dubai Metro, the Palm Monorail and the Dubai Tram also opened to the public.   In most […]

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Uber

Uber – yes, the famed app-driven car service is also available in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and actively competes with pre-existing taxi companies that operate there. See Uber’s web pages for details on its service in the UAE:     www.uber.com/cities/abu-dhabi/     www.uber.com/cities/dubai/  

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Trams (Dubai)

Trams (Dubai) — the RTA operated Dubai Tram has been part of the Dubai Public Transport network since 2014. The tram line is currently limited and runs for 14.5 kilometers along Al Sufouh Road, connecting Dubai Marina to the Palm Jumeirah and Al Sufouh. One can transfer from the tram to the metro at the […]

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Taxis (Dubai)

Taxis (Dubai) — official taxis are well maintained, air conditioned and metered. The minimum fare is AED 12 with an additional AED 1.75 per kilometer. The biggest taxi companies are: Arabia Taxi: +971 04 285 5111 Cars Taxi: +971 04 269 3344 Dubai Transport: +971 04 208 0808 Metro Taxis: +971 04 267 3222 National […]

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Taxis (Abu Dhabi)

Taxis (Abu Dhabi) – getting around Abu Dhabi is easy and taxis are more reasonably priced than Dubai. They can be flagged down at the roadside, booked by phone through the TransAd hotline (+971 600 535 353) or via the Abu Dhabi taxi app (available for downloading through the App Store). The minimum fare is […]

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Monorriel (Dubai)

Monorail (Dubai) — opened in 2009, the Dubai monorail is the first monorail in the Middle East. The Dubai Monorail runs on the Palm Islands (where the landmark Atlantis Hotel is located) and connects it to the mainland with further plans to connect the line to the Metro Red Line.   The Dubai Monorail accepts […]

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Metro (Abu Dhabi)

Metro (Abu Dhabi): The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport has started work on the design of a Metro and light-rail transit system. The Abu Dhabi Metro, which will extend approximately 131 km and will be supported by tram and bus feeder networks, is set to be operational by the early 2020s. Besides serving the projected […]

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Metro (Dubai)

Metro (Dubai) — After a lengthy wait, the Dubai Metro launched in September 2009. It is a well-used and extraordinarily cheap way to get around parts of the city, with fares as low as AED 1.80, and the most expensive standard fare less than AED 6. It stops at 49 stations (nine of which are […]

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Buses (Abu Dhabi)

Buses (Abu Dhabi) — The first town bus entered service in about 1969 but this was all part of a very informal service. On 30 June 2008 the Department of Transport began public bus service in Abu Dhabi with four routes. Nowadays, a one-way bus ride is AED 2, with more bus routes covering the […]