In UAE, Dubai is one of the most advanced cities both culturally and technologically. Therefore, its public transport services are maintained at par the traffic inflow-outflow in the city. Dubai has visitors not just from neighboring countries but people travel from far off countries in Europe, Asia and America for work purposes. Sometimes it’s said that the work related travelers in Dubai are more than the actual number of citizens in the city. Dubai transportation system is maintained by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Public Transport: Public Transport in Dubai includes traveling in buses whether in city or inter-emirates. Bus services are large and expansive as it’s the most cheapest and easiest way to reach any destination. Currently RTA runs 504 buses on peak schedules on 62 bus routes. On weekends, Fridays and public holidays schedules are re-arranged to accommodate increasing passenger traffic.
RTA also organizes night bus services which operate between 23.30 till 6.00 pm in the morning. This bus service is linked with regular bus service maintaining the fluidity in the timetable of buses.
RTA also connects itself with other Emirates in UAE with Inter-Emirates bus service via 11 routes, 12 take off points and 17 drop off points.
Bus timetables can be found on RTA’s official website.
Dubai Taxi: Dubai Taxi has its own official website as Dubai Taxi Corporation. Dubai Taxi is a public transport service availed by many visitors as its convenient and offers more privacy and luxury. Whether you book a pre-paid taxi or negotiate for a more agreeable rate, taxis are generally more preferred way of traveling in Dubai. Various services are offered by Dubai Taxi Corporation to suit each individual visitor. These include direct booking service via a 24-hour phone number where the taxi will arrive in 15 minutes to your preferred destination. Also is available Dubai Airport service for airport shuttle, Special Needs service for physically handicapped passengers, Taxi Parking service where you can hire a taxi from any one of the taxi ranks across Dubai and Ladies Taxi Service especially for ladies and families. Fares for different taxi services can be found on Dubai Taxi Corporations official site.
Dubai Metro: To learn more about Dubai Metro you can visit the post Dubai Metro
Water Taxis: Water travel assumes much importance in Dubai as it connects old and new Dubai via Dubai Creek. It is one of the oldest and traditional methods of getting across from Bur Dubai to Deira through ‘Abras’ or waterbus. While the Abras are more conventional, the waterbus is an advanced version of the Abra; a more luxurious and comfortable approach to water transport. Water taxi time tables can be viewed on RTA official website.
Air Travel: Traveling within the Emirates or arriving from an outside country to Dubai, Air Travel proposes services to its customers like no other. Especially the Dubai International Airport is known more for its Duty Free Shopping rather than its main function i.e. as a travel medium.
To learn more about Dubai International Airport visit the post Dubai International Airport and for Duty Free Shopping visit the post Duty Free Shopping