ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
According to youremailverifier, there are no scheduled flights within the UAE, but charter flights are available. Hourly flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai by seaplane. There are also various small airlines and runways.
On the way by car / bus
Good paved roads across the country. Main routes between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah; between Sharjah and Dhaid as well as between Dubai, the northern states and the interior of the country. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, traffic jams are common between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bus: Bus services that connect cities with each other are only available in Abu Dhabi (Emirates Express) and Dubai. Buses connect Al Ain with Abu Dhabi once an hour. There are also bus connections between Dubai and Hatta.
For many travelers this is the taxithe fastest and most convenient connection between cities like Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The shared taxis that connect cities leave from the main bus stop in Abu Dhabi. The taxi rank for shared taxis is in Al Ain next to the bus stop and in Ra’s al-Khaimah on King Faisal Street.
Car rental: Most international rental car companies have offices at airports or hotels. Rental cars are available with and without a driver.
Documents: National or international driver’s license.
Telephoning while driving is only permitted using a hands-free system.
Children under 12 must be seated in the back.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 â?? °.
Parking spaces marked in red are reserved for emergency services.
within built-up areas: 60-80 km / h,
outside built-up areas: 100-120 km / h.
Traveling in the city
The car is the most popular form of transport in Dubai, and larger hotels also offer their guests shuttle buses. The Dubai Municipality (Tel: (04) 285 49 69. Internet: www.dm.gov.ae or www.rta.ae) operates a fairly good public bus network between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The tickets for adults cost depending on the distance to the destination and are bought from the bus driver when boarding, so you should have the appropriate amount ready.
There is the water bus on Dubai Creek, a modern and air-conditioned vehicle that runs every 10 minutes between 6 a.m. and midnight at the Al Sabkha, Old Deira Souq, Old Dubai Souq and Bur Dubai stations. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
The red line of the fully automatic metro runs daily from 6 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. (on Fridays until 11.30 p.m.) from the port of Jebel Ali to Rashidiya. A train runs every 60 seconds during rush hour. So far, 27 stations on the 52 km long line are in operation. An extension to the border with Abu Dhabi is planned. The Green Line connects the Etisalat station near Al Qusais with Dubai Healthcare City / Jaddaff 2 and stops at business and administrative centers such as the Airport Free Zone and Naif Souk. The purple line will connect the two airports along Emirates Road from around 2014.
The first of seven planned routes of the driverless Dubai Monorail, which runs from the Gateway Palm to the outlying hotel complex Atlantis, was officially opened in 2009. It has two intermediate train stations (Palm Mall and Trump Hotel & Tower), but both of them are not yet open.
Simple wooden boats, motorized or as rowing boats, which are also called Abras here, cross the fjord from Bur Dubai to the fabric market in Deira between 6 a.m. and midnight (travel time: 5 minutes). Small sightseeing cruises can also be undertaken.
Various bus passes are available, including smart cards, monthly Taufee passes, which are valid either for trips on one side of Dubai Creek or for trips within the entire city. Passes, timetables and route maps are available from Deira and Bur Dubai bus stations. Routes and bus numbers are listed in Arabic and English, respectively.
On the way by ship
Freight and passenger ships call at all coastal ports.
In Dubai there is a ferry connection across the estuary from Bur Dubai to Deira.
A water bus runs along the Dubai Creek along the Al Sabkha, Old Deira Souq, Old Dubai Souq and Bur Dubai stations. The journey takes about 30 minutes.