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How to Get Around Dubai as a Tourist - Covering all the modes of transport!

Dubai is not the best place for pedestrians since it is a metropolitan area with summertime temperatures that may reach 45 degrees Celsius. Due to the five-lane roads and the speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour, it is risky to ride a bike and almost difficult to go about on foot. However, there is no need for concern since the city has a diverse array of transportation options that make navigating the city hassle-free for visitors!



Taxis are perhaps the most time- and cost-effective method of transportation across Dubai. There is no lack of taxis in the city, and passengers may grab one off the street, make a reservation over a phone call, or even use an app known as RTA Smart Taxi to make reservations. The fact that cab journeys in Dubai are not prohibitively costly is one of the city's many appealing features. Naturally, the rates change depending on the distance, the time of day, and the amount of traffic, but in general, the costs are rather reasonable. It will cost roughly $20 to take a cab from Dubai International Airport to Downtown Dubai. At the exit for arrivals, there is never a scarcity of cabs to choose from at DXB Airport. Besides, luxury resorts in Dubai the likes of Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort can always arrange a cab and transport for you to travel around with ease.



It is becoming more common all around the globe, especially in Dubai, to schedule a ride using an application on a mobile phone. Careem is a local app for hailing a car that operates in the same manner as Uber. Careem is somewhat more costly than hailing a cab on the street, but it offers more upscale vehicles and, in certain cases, additional conveniences like phone chargers and drinks.


Dubai Metro

This is, without a doubt, the most cost-effective method for moving about Dubai. The majority of the Dubai Metro's trains are elevated, making it unique in comparison to other metro systems across the globe. This allows passengers to enjoy beautiful views of Dubai's famed Sheikh Zayed Road, which is where the majority of the city's most recognisable structures are situated. Due to the fact that the Dubai Metro consists of just two lines that go across the city in a mostly linear fashion, it is possible that you will still need to take a taxi or even a Careem from the station that is closest to you.


Big Bus Tour

Even though taking a conventional bus throughout Dubai isn't the most efficient method to get about since it may take up to five times as long as hailing a taxi, taking the Big Bus Tour is a viable alternative. This is without a doubt the most touristic method of getting about town, but it is a fantastic choice for people who want to explore the city via a double-decker bus and go to various points of interest. Both the well-known Madinat Jumeirah as well as the Gold Souk are visible from the Big Bus Tour's route. The bus operates on a hop-off/hop-on system, which means that passengers may get off at the locations.


Water Taxi

Although this mode of transportation is not the most prevalent one in Dubai, it is without a question, the most distinctive one. Water Taxis provide tourists with the opportunity to enjoy a picturesque boat trip across Dubai Creek while still making use of the city's public transportation system. It is possible for people to go from one part of the city to another by travelling via the waterways. While maintaining a quick and easy pace across the city, it is possible to take some very stunning photographs of the area.