UAE Transport Guide

The United Arab Emirates is a car-oriented nation and does not have an extensive public transport system available within the cities. Most Emiratis get around by car or with private drivers although there are inter-emirate buses, which travel between cities and are fast, comfortable and frequent.

How to get around the UAE

Public transportation within the cities of the UAE is pretty rudimentary. Dubai has the biggest range of options including taxis, buses, trains and abra or water taxis. In Abu Dhabi, the options are taxis or buses. Metered taxis are by far the most convenient and popular way for tourists to get around the main cities as they are relatively cheap (particularly in Abu Dhabi), clean and air-conditioned. Another option is to hire a car if you are planning to stay for a while or want to travel between cities within the UAE.