Getting around Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Getting around by car in Dubai is pretty economical. There are a lot of rent a car facilities where you can get a car. Just keep in mind that you will need an international driver's licence or a temporary Dubai license. Driving is on the right-hand side. The roads in Dubai are excellent for driving but they are usually crowded. However, if you drive carefully everything is going to be okay.
The taxis in Dubai are safe, not really expensive and they can be clearly seen. If you are not able to find one then you can easily call for one from Dubai Taxi Corporation. There are seven taxi companies in Dubai.
There are over 70 bus routes across Dubai. The fee is not really big but you must first buy a Nol card before getting on a bus.
There is a Red Line that goes almost through the whole city of Dubai. Buying a Nol card is mandatory before getting on a metro.
The monorail is a new means of transport n Dubai and it goes from the Palm Jumeirah to the Atlantis Hotel.
By water taxi
The water taxis are called abras and are the best way if you want to travel across the Dubai Creek. There are four abra stations on both sides of the creek.