Although Dubai is known to be a big city amongst other UAE cities, the city is not particularly wide spread making getting around Dubai by plane insignificant. This means that you can get from one place to another in a relatively short span of time. But even with that said, Dubai may not be the most pedestrian-friendly city. Getting around Dubai would then require the use of something motorized than just simply going around by foot. Luckily, there are plenty of transportation options around the city.
The United Arab Emirates prides themselves with an impressive network of highways and roads that connect Dubai to major towns making getting around Dubai on land rather amusing. Air-conditioned cabs in Dubai are plenty which can either be booked by phone or hailed on the street. Taxis, which are operated by the Dubai Transport Corporation, are metered taxis and can be distinguished by their unformed drivers and cream-colored cars. Most cab drivers are friendly that can speak and understand enough English to get to where you want to go. A trip across town would not cost more than 40-50 dirhams so make sure to not spend any more than that. [Read more…]