Dubai travel guide
Dubai travel guide useful city information Getting Around Dubai
You may heard about the traffic chaos in Dubai, that not put you off travelling around Dubai, it is easier than you can think. You keep in mind that the car is king in this metropolitan city, and with wide, more than 4 lanes on each side of the road and cross bridges that make excellent road network around the city, it’s the easiest way to get around.
If you decide to rent a car, there are available and can be hired from any of numerous car-rental companies operating in the city and with such a competitive market, rates are pretty reasonable. Make these documents ready, original passport, two photographs, and a valid international driving license or national license.
Taxis are cheap in Dubai compare to other western countries. They are also plentiful and available from different companies you won’t have to wait more much when you want one. The bus services in Dubai are cheap, clean and popular, but can get crowded and also you have vt to wait a minimum of 10 minutes before next one. Services running along all major roads and streets within the city. If catching the bus, male tourists should be wary of sitting next to women note that front seats are reserved for ladies only.
Metro is currently being built in Dubai. The first phase is due to be completed in Sept. 2009 and will be one of the longest mass transit systems in the world – stretching some 40km from one end of the city (Jebel Ali) to the other (Rashidiya- Near Airport).
The final – and most traditional way to get around Dubai is by abra – water taxi. The abra has been the best method of crossing the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira or vice versa for decades and despite the presence of bridges and tunnels, still many people used them such as businessmen, workers and tourists.