The luxury and quality that Dubai brings to its buildings, hotels and attractions can also be found in its extensive and modern transport network. Whether you're travelling by air, land or sea - or by taxi, tram or Metro - there are plenty of options to whisk you to all the sights, sounds and excitement that this great city has to offer.

Dubai Quick Facts


Capital
Dubai
Area
41132 km²
Population
2 213 8454 hab.
Language
Arabic
Currency
Dirham (AED)
Electricity
220 v / 50 Hz
Dial code
971
Time zone
GMT +4 hours

Dubai is a modern, advanced city which boasts excellent transportation infrastructure and technology – making it very easy to get here, and to get around. Whether travelling by air, land or sea, there are plenty of opportunities to get around in style during your Dubai holiday.

Dubai is well served by direct international flights from a host of worldwide destinations. The mixture of luxury airlines and low-cost carriers competing for business makes air travel a very attractive and popular way to get to and from Dubai. Currently, the main airport is Dubai International – the largest airport hub in the Middle East. However, this will gradually be replaced by the new Dubai World Central, which is already taking an increasing number of flights.

Dubai grew as a sea port, and it’s still possible to arrive in the city by water thanks to its international cruise terminal. There are also regular boat services to Iran. Roads link Dubai to neighbouring Emirates and to Oman.

Once you’ve arrived in Dubai, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to how to get around the city and visit all its sights. Dubai has the most advanced public transport system in the Middle East, thanks to its extensive, clean and modern network of Metro routes, tram lines and bus services. The Metro’s Red Line runs parallel to the coast for much of its 32 mile route, and links the city’s main airport with the iconic Burj Khalifa and dazzling Mall of the Emirates. The Green Line is focused on the city centre, and the network is due for further expansion in the coming years.

Dubai has an extensive fleet of regulated, metered taxis which make use of the city’s high-quality road network. Alternatively, if you prefer a little more independence, you will find a wide range of excellent car hire companies available – either with or without a chauffeur provided. However – as with all major cities – it is best to avoid the morning and afternoon rush hours if you can.

The old city of Dubai is centred around Dubai Creek, which you can cross on a small ferry known as an abra. Abras – along with the air-conditioned waterbus – offer a great way to get around with the added bonus of some spectacular views.

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More than 349 hotels in Dubai to suit your budget and needs. From 5* luxury city chic to charismatic casas particulares and relaxed seaside resorts at the edge of town.

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