Dubai has emerged as one of the leading global tourist destinations, and been ranked as the seventh most popular city in the world. A self-indulgent haven, if you are looking for luxurious dose of sun, sand and shopping, the city boasts of outstanding architecture, bustling shopping centres, and bristling nightlife.
Dubai has something for everyone, the business people, the shopaholics, foodies or thrill seekers. Getting around this bustling metropolis is easy - hop on a bus, hire a cab, cruise on the water bus or use the metro. The city has a wonderful network of roads and highways linking it to the seven Emirates that make up UAE.
Two line of the Dubai Metro are now operational. There are 47 stations along the routes and covers a distance of 75 kms. The stations are about 1.5 kms apart. The metro is a great way to beat the traffic and get around the city.
Hail a taxi and it will get you to any part of Dubai. In fact, it‘s common to see taxi‘s waiting outside shopping malls and other busy tourist attractions. The minimum fare is Dh 3, the fare increases at a rate of Dh 1.60 per kilometer.
It‘s cheap, it‘s pleasant and there are no traffic jams. Hop on the ferry and make use of the many waterways that links major places of interest in the city. The fares buses range from Dh 1 – Dh 4, depending on the route you take.
Another way to get around the city is by public buses that run every 20 minutes or so. Though over the weekend, i.e. on Fridays they may not be as frequent. There is also the Big Bus sightseeing tour which covers all major attractions and offers free admission to the Dubai Museum and a dhow cruise.