Dubai, has been renowned for many reasons; the high standards of living, a lifestyle that is filled with incredibility and overflowing entertainment options. But, along with these factors, Dubai’s love affair for cars cannot be hidden. Residents and visitors or tourists can get a chance to fulfill their desire of owning and seeing exotic cars, only here in the Arab treasure.
The newly arrived expat’s first experience of transportation in Dubai is probably a car ride. But, there is more to it. It could be an airport pick up or a taxi ride, depending on your preferences and circumstances. In either of the cases, one can enjoy and relax and have a look around in the entire city.
Dubai is considered an advance city in terms of its transportation infrastructure. There are almost all kinds of transportation available here according to your budget of travel. There are taxis, Dubai metro which carries millions of people every day along with RTA buses which can be used by NOL cards along with Abra water taxis. These are the cheap transport in Dubai and can be best for the budget travelers. When it comes to the luxurious travel, there are limousine services, private cabs like Uber and Careem, mono-rails, charter helicopters etc.
If you are keen on navigating the city with your own vehicle, it is possible. Subsidized fuel prices and relatively cheaper car prices and less cost on maintenance makes the residents of Dubai indulge themselves in exotic models of cars which they wouldn’t dream of in their home countries.
Other than the above mode of transportation, traveling on foot is also considered a part of traveling. Dubai is extremely safe and clean for you to explore the city with the feet you are born with. In winters, a lot of people prefer walking it to nearby areas instead of availing any mode of transportation. But days where the humidity levels are high and when the temperature reaches to its extremes, people avoid walking outside. To make walking safe and pleasant, the Dubai government has generously invested in Broadways or broad footpaths or sidewalks and an increasing number of sky walks to avoid crossing in between heavy traffics or from multi-lane highways.
When it comes to the pricing of the public transportation, the pricing is as follow:
Dubai Taxis: As per the distance you travel, the fare is calculated via a meter. But, the minimum fare is AED 12.
Nol card fares: Minimum 7.5 AED and maximum is up to 5000 AED.
Currently, there has been an addition in the public transportation with the new Tesla cars that are said to be the electrical taxis in Dubai which will be of two models – model S (which is said to be the safest car and travels long distance) and model X (which is an SUV car known for gull-wings).
To avail the private transportation, various companies are providers. According to the type of private transportation you choose and the prefer mode of travel, the charges are implied.
The Dubai government authorities have been controlling and managing the flow of the traffic and transportation to simplify the life of people and businesses and make traveling across the city with convenience and pleasantly.