Dubai is no wonder a great place for tourists and expats. The majority of the Dubai tourists are either expats who’re there for jobs or tourists for vacations. In both cases, you need a transportation source from which you can go from point A to B. 

Buying a car is an expensive option and even leasing is also an expensive option that not every package tour for dubai can support. Therefore, here’s a transportation guide in Dubai for tourists and specifically for ex-pats.

Transport Options in Dubai

There are many different forms of public transport in Dubai, and you can use any one of them to get around in your tour to dubai. For example, there is a bus system that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The buses have free Wi-Fi and accommodate up to 12 people per seat.

Another option is the metro system which operates from 06:00 am-02:00 am daily with trains departing every 5 minutes during rush hour periods (between 0730-0815). It takes about 30 minutes for one stop on average so if you want to travel between two stations then it will take around 45 minutes instead of 20 minutes for a day trip from dubai to abu dhabi like most other cities’ public transit systems do.

You can purchase tickets at vending machines located at all stops along your route or before entering any station. However, if you’re planning on using another form of transportation after leaving one station then make sure not too long after exiting because sometimes they sell out quickly due to demand so keep an eye out!

Public Transport

Dubai has a good public transport system, with buses and the metro being the main forms of public transport. Buses are the cheapest and they have many stops where you can get on or off at any time. However, you may have to wait for some time before your bus arrives as it takes time to fill up completely with passengers. 

The metro is also convenient but not cheap because it costs Dh2 per trip (about $0.15). You can buy tickets from machines located inside stations or at ticket counters outside stations if there are no machines available at that particular station.


The bus system is very efficient and easy to use and they make the cheapest dubai city tour price. Buses are clean and well maintained, with comfortable seats. They are also cheap, as they don’t require any parking fees or tolls like other transport options do.

Buses run all day long from location to location around Dubai, so you can get anywhere you need quickly without having to worry about traffic or finding a place where your car will fit into the parking lot.


The Metro is the most convenient way of transportation in Dubai. It is clean, fast, and easy to use. It has a good network of stations that are easy to access by tourists as well as locals. The Metro also has a wide range of services available such as food courts, retail outlets, ticketing, etc. Making it an ideal choice for both tourists and locals alike!

The Metro was launched on July 29th 2004 with three lines (Red Line) running from Rashidiya Station towards Karama Station. Green Line runs from Al Barsha Station towards Burj Khalifa & Blue Line runs from Rashidiya Station towards Ibn Battuta Mall


The subway is a fast and cheap way to travel. It’s easy to use, just look for the subway station. You can buy a ticket at the station or from an automated machine in your hotel lobby. There are many different lines so you will find something that suits your needs, whether it be long-distance travel or short hops around town. The trains are air-conditioned and clean!

Private Transport

Renting a car is a good option if you are planning to go on long drives in one day tour package in dubai. It’s also a good choice if you want to travel with your family, but not so much if you’re traveling alone.

The most popular method of renting cars in Dubai is through Hertz Rent-A-Car, which offers both compact and mid-size vehicles at competitive rates. If you prefer something bigger than the smallest rental category offered by Hertz, there are plenty of other options available. Budget Car Rental will let you rent larger sedans or SUVs. 

Avis and Europcar offer more luxury models. While Dollar Thrifty and National will offer economy cars (including hatchbacks) as well as minivans and SUVs

Leasing a personal Car

Leasing a car is a great option if you’re not sure what kind of vehicle you’ll need and it makes the best tour in dubai. The cost of leasing can be significantly cheaper than buying, and there are many benefits to leasing that make it worth considering.

Below are some tips for getting the best deal on your next lease:

  • Look at all the available options before deciding on one. There are many different types of vehicles available as well as varying costs associated with each type, so make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when looking at different options from different companies (e.g., Toyota vs Porsche).
  • Compare monthly payments over time in order to see how much money will be saved over purchasing instead of leasing.* Calculate how long it’ll take for those savings to accumulate based on interest rates and other factors such as mileage limits.* Compare insurance costs between cars purchased outright versus ones financed through banks or credit unions
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Renting a Car

Renting a car in Dubai is easy and convenient. There are several rental companies in Dubai that offer various types of cars, including sports cars, luxury sedans, and SUVs for rent by the hour or day.

When renting a car in Dubai you should make sure that it has all the necessary safety features such as airbags and seat belts which will help prevent accidents if not used properly during your journey around town.

You should also look into what kind of insurance coverage you want when renting a car. Comprehensive (full) insurance is usually only required when driving off-road overnight desert safari. However, if you plan on driving on highways with speed limits exceeding 80 km/h then full coverage may be needed as well


Taxi’s are a great way to get around in Dubai. They’re easy to find, affordable, and reliable. If you have any questions about taxis or what time it is best to call, please visit the Dubai Taxi Info website. All the Taxis in Dubai are government managed and some are privatized but as per the standard.