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Transportation within Dubai

Dubai has excellent public transport systems, making travelling around simple and inexpensive.

There are many transport options available for getting around:

  • Taxi – can be very costly to use. Taxis are the most common way of getting around. Metered cabs are recognised by their cream colour. The minimum fare is AED 10 within Dubai ( Fares will vary from place to place and are more expensive in the evenings, at weekends and during public holidays.
  • Water taxi - An interesting way to travel between Bur Dubai and Deira is by water taxi across the Dubai Creek. The water taxi service also runs past the historical sites of Old Dubai and through Festival City. The fare starts from AED 2 for a red ticket.
  • Coaches – offers efficient travel between major cities. Further information can be found at:
  • Buses – very convenient way of getting around - Public transport can be inexpensive if used with student discounts on offer. Dubai bus costs around Dh.1.00 to Dh.6.00 depending on the length of the journey.
  • Plane - Many airlines fly to Dubai; try a comparison website like Expedia or Sky Scanner These will search many providers for the flight you are looking for. There also many international airlines that flies to Dubai: Etihad Airways:; Emirates:; British Airways:
  • Metro - The metro is a cheap and convenient way to get around the city. The cost for a red ticket is AED 2 and valid for 90 days. Blue, silver and gold tickets offer larger discounts. Visit the website for details: The following link will take you to a map of the metro: