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Metro

After a lengthy wait, the Dubai Metro launched in September 2009. It is a well-used and extraordinarily cheap way to get around parts of the city, with fares as low as Dhs1.80, and the most expensive standard fare less than Dhs6. You will need a Noll card (see Buses for more info). For those concerned […]

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TAXI

Official taxis are well maintained, air conditioned and metered. Fares are Dhs1.6 per kilometre (0.3 miles), with Dhs3-3.50 cover charge depending on the time of day. Taxis don’t have to pay Salik (tolls). The biggest taxi companies are Dubai Transport (04 208 0808) and National Taxis (04 339 0002). Taxi drivers usually have a reasonable […]

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Buses

  Buses The public bus system is rarely used by Western expats, due to the convenience of taxis. The service is extremely cheap, but routes can be convoluted, journey times lengthy and timings erratic. Timetables, prices and route maps are available from the main bus stations of Al Ghubaiba in Bur Dubai (04 342 11130) […]