Travel options in Dubai

Withlocals experiences in Dubai are

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a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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Travel options in Dubai

It is relatively easy to get around Dubai. There are several options to get around Dubai. In general it is more of a driving city than a walking city and you certainly need a car to get around either by renting a car or by taking taxis, which are readily available and are also relatively inexpensive particularly compared to how expensive Dubai is.

The best way to travel in Dubai is of course with a local host by your side. You can book your own private driver who will take you to all the main stops and hidden gems. Your host will show you all the amazing things to do in Dubai!

Top experiences around Dubai

Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour

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€69.00 p.p.

Contrasts of Dubai Tour: From Spices to Skyscrapers

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€79.00 p.p.

The Origin of Dubai Tour: Souks, Sheiks & Spices

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€29.00 p.p.

Getting around in Dubai

  • By Car
    Driving around Dubai is an easy and economical way to get around. You will need an international driver’s license to rent a car though. It is important to note that driving in the United Arab Emirates is on the right-hand side of the road. The roads are very organized and well paved. However, people drive with their own rules sometimes, crazy driving is part of the culture, so fear not! Drive with your local host and you will quickly adapt to the local way of driving. Rental car rates vary, and are usually cheaper when you book online in advance.
  • By Taxi
    Taxis are probably the best, easiest, most efficient and economical way to get around Dubai. They are readily available everywhere and you can easily flag one down wherever you go. They are recognizable by their tan bodies and red tops. The pink-topped cabs are driven by women and meant for female and family passengers only. If you can’t flag a taxi down for some reason, you can easily call one through the Dubai Taxi Corporation, tel: 04-264-1111.
  • By Bus
    Bus is also another option for getting around Dubai and is quite inexpensive. All buses are air-conditioned. It can be tricky to figure out the bus routes but its nothing your host can’t help you with! There are over 75 bus routes and additional ones that you can take between Emirates. But to ride the bus you must buy a Nol card at the bus station before boarding. Bus times generally run from 5 am until midnight.
  • By Metro
    The Dubai Metro is new, clean, and very organized. However, the metro service doesn’t go everywhere but it does cover many of the top attractions. The metro consists of two lines: the red line and the green line. You must buy a Nol ticket at any of the station stops. Trains run Saturday to Thursday from 6am to 11pm and until midnight on Friday. Each train offers a section for women and children only. Your host can help you navigate the metro system!
  • By Boat
    Taking a boat or abra as they are called locally is a fun way to get around the downtown creek area especially to cross Dubai creek. Make sure to go with your host for the best experience! There is also a boat service known as the Dubai Waterbus; they service stations outside of the immediate downtown area.

Top experiences to get around Dubai

Best of Dubai Private Elite VIP Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€219.00 p.p.

Dubai by Night Tour: A Magical Experience

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from

€42.00 p.p.

The Wonders of Abu Dhabi: Private Day Trip

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€109.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Smaragda Dubai
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Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour

Having 5-6 hours available for a tour in Dubai between my flights, Gomez helped me to make the most out of it in the most comfortable way. He's a charismatic guide and knows all the good spots in Dubai. Thanks to Gomez this tour was as inclusive, easy and comfy as possible! I will definitely take the opportunity again during the next stop-over to see the rest out of Dubai.

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Elijah Dubai
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Delicious Dubai Food Tour - The 10 Tastings

We had a great time on the 10 Tastings tour with Gomez. We got a real good taste of authentic Dubai and got to see a side of the city we otherwise wouldn't have seen without the tour. The tastings were good quality and were more than we could even complete in one night. Gomez was very accommodating and made the tour easier to manage for my pregnant wife and our little toddler. Would definitely recommend the tour and Gomez to anyone wanting a 'taste' of Dubai!

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Sascha Dubai
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Delicious Dubai Food Tour - The 10 Tastings

...so lässt sich die Dubai-Tour mit Vibha am besten beschreiben.
Vibha ist eine lebhafte, freundliche und offene Person, die ihren Beruf als Tourguides mit spürbarer Leidenschaft lebt - und das mit einem außergewöhnlich gutem Deutsch! Wir waren sofort miteinander im guten Gespräch über Dubai, den Alltag der Einheimischen, die Besonderheiten der Stadt und das Leben dort - quasi ganz nebenbei und entspannt sind wir durch das Hafenviertel und an den Marktständen vorbei geschlendert. Immer mal wieder haben wir gehalten, haben Leckereien gekostet und hatten so einen tollen Nachmittag, der wie im Fluge verging. Vibha war dabei so flexibel, einige Elemente der Foodtour auszutauschen (ganz fantastisches indisches delight am Schluss) und uns auf unseren Wunsch auch durch das Stadtviertel zu führen, in dem sie aufgewachsen ist. Das hätten wir sonst niemals entdeckt - großartig.
Herzlichen Dank für die tolle Zeit!