What is the mode and cost of public transportation within Dubai?
Dubai has buses, metered taxis, metros and marine transportation. For as little as AED 1.80, the Dubai Metro can take you to over 45 stations. Dubai also has a newly opened Dubai Tram and feeder buses that operate to major shopping malls and Dubai landmarks. Taxi fares start from as little as AED 3.00. Visit Dubai Metro and Dubai Taxi Corporation for tickets and fare info.
With an amazing array of sights, attractions and events, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Dubai. And with several transportation options at your fingertips, there’s also no shortage of ways to get around. Here are some of your options:
You can book a taxicab in the Emirate of Dubai by dialing: 04-2080808.
Then specify the type of taxi requested:
Airport Taxi: Serves Dubai International Airport, operating at an opening fare of 25 dirham and an extra fare of AED1.75 per 1 km.
Special Needs Taxi: Starting fare of this service varies according to the location and & time. When the service is ordered from the Airport, the opening fare is 25 dirham. In other parts of the city, the meter opening fare is 6 dirham in the morning, noon and evening, and 7 dirham after 10.00 pm.
Ordinary Taxicabs from the Airport: The opening fare of the ordinary taxicab when ordered from the Airport is 20 dirham plus 3 dirham per each km in the morning, noon and evening, and 3.5 dirham per each km after 10.00 pm.
Hatta Taxi: The fare of Hatta Taxi is set at 25 dirham per person in the 7-seater vehicle.
Ladies Taxi: The opening fare is 6 dirham in the morning, noon and evening and 7 dirham after 10.00 pm.
Metro & Tram
For as little as AED1.80, the Dubai Metro can take you to more than 45 stations and feeder buses that operate from the stations to major shopping malls and Dubai landmarks.
The Dubai Tram operates every six minutes and runs from Dubai Marina to Al Sufouh.
There are a total of 108 bus routes in Dubai. Of this total, 46 are local services, 28 are feeder services, 13 are central business district (CBD) services, 8 are express services, and there are 11 intercity services.
Waterbus & Ferry
The waterbus plies Dubai Creek as well as Dubai Marina, providing a modern water transit service. These spacious, high-tech boats have a twin-hull design, making them stable and very comfortable. They feature luxury seats, a panoramic view and even an on-board snack bar. The water buses ply the waters daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. Each trip costs AED4/- per trip.
Dubai Ferry travels between Al Ghubaiba and the Marina Station, and all the boats boast the latest in navigation systems. In addition to creating an important link to our transport system, they give passengers and tourists a great view of the Dubai coast and skyline.