Transportation Options in Dubai

Navigating through Dubai is not quite an easy task especially if you intend on taking public transport since people prefer to take private vehicles. But you can still find taxis, buses or mini-vans to travel through the city. Here is a look at the transport system available in Dubai.

Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro


The city has an advanced metro system that is driverless and is fully automated and has about 47 stations with 9 underground stations. To make it even easier you can book your tickets online. The system is clean, swift and well-organized, and of course a decent value for money.


Do you want to opt for a ride cheaper than taxis? Then Dubai’s buses are available for you throughout the city. You can head to the Central Bus Station where there are bus schedules, maps and passes with non-Arabic speakers so that the announcements can be clear to both locals and tourists. The route and bus numbers are displayed in both English and Arabic.


There are plenty of taxis, metered and non-metered, available at several places in the city. It is cheap, safe and abundant in nature. You can also make us of Uber & Careem services using their mobile app.


It is a cheap and effective way to travel across the creek. It looks similar to a half boat half raft structure. The harbour showcases the usual hustle and bustle of the gulf. If you visit creek, do take an Abra to cross the creek which divides the city. It is a short and inexpensive service that helps to cross between the main city and Deira on the opposite shore. Plus a travel across the mesmerizing waters will calm any troubled minds. It also gifts to tourists some of the most enticing views.


It is a traditional Arabian sailing vessel and was used in the middle ages as a means of transporting heavy items like fruits/vegetables, fresh water or merchandise along the coasts of the Arabian.


The long awaited tram is now opened. It opened in November 2014. To get to it go to Jumeriah Lake Towers Station or DAMAC Properties Station. You can avail the tram service to Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina & Dubai Media City areas.

Car Rentals

There are a lot of car renting agencies out there in Dubai. You can rent any type of cars such as Hatchbacks, Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Coupes, Limousines & even Exotic Sports Cars for Daily, Weekly & Monthly basis. You can also hire a driver for a nominal amount but be sure to carry enough identification documents which would be necessary while signing up with car renting agencies.

Air Travel

The United Arab Emirates is such a rich country that has 7 International Airports out of which Dubai has 2 International Airports – Dubai International Airport (DXB) & Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

Tour Buses

Most of the buses in Dubai Emirate are the tour buses. Dubai has lots of attractions and a lot of things to do in the city. Hence there is a propagation of big tour buses for the large group tours for sightseeing and catching the best spots in the city.