Dubai is a stunning modern city, hosting prominent international cultural events, incredible tourist attractions and phenomenal cuisine. It remains the biggest city in UAE with very well-developed public transport

Dubai – most important information about public transport and hanging around the city.

TAXI – all taxis are marked, have taximeter and are pretty cheap. Sometimes using public transport might be a little more expensive than shared taxi. Taxis are probably the most convenient way of traveling around Dubai, although public transport offers lots of different options. 

UBER – available in Dubai – but is more expensive than Taxis ;))) surprise!!

Public transport – you will need to buy a card and charge with credits. Cards are easily accessible in every metro station or in Dubai airport (transportation office). The card works in the underground and busses – you need to scan the card twice – while entering and leaving the bus.

BUS and METRO – bus network works really good in Dubai and it’s high standard. Brand new trains and busses, amazing bus stops and train stations. Metro might be the faster way of traveling through the city because of heavy traffic jams, but you won’t be able to admire the city view. Road quality is incredible but even the highways are crowded for most of the time. 

Best things to see

The highest building in the world – if you dream to get a view of the city from the very top – Burj Khalifa is the place. Stunning from the outside /check night view/, equally interesting from the inside offering top restaurants and 124th & 125th viewing floor. For best price options visit HERE.

Burj Khalifa visiting tours – CHECK tours here. 

Palm Jumeirah – incredible place but wasn’t impressed at night-time! There is a separate train going along the Palm Island. Apart of the sparkling hotels I couldn’t see much. 

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is probably one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve seen. There is a private beach next to the hotel, which is  available for tourists, but you must pay an entry fee /online/. On the other side of the hotel there is a public beach – equally nice, offering an incredible view of the hotel. 

DEIRA – the cheap district in Dubai. My leading destination. I was really eager to see the ordinary side of the city and local life. This is what fascinates me the most. The streets are full of small craft shops, where you can purchase some nice souvenirs and clothes. There is also a Gold Souk (market). You will find plenty of cheaper hotels in this area, while the average price of the 4-5 stars hotels is 250 Euro.