Dubai transportation overview
Getting around Dubai is easy due to its public transportation and taxi network. Public transportation in Dubai includes the metro, bus, monorail, water bus and tram. Taxis are also a popular way to get around Dubai. Find out more about each type of transportation in Dubai below.
The Dubai Metro has two lines: Red and Green. The Red Line has 29 stations and the Green Line has 20 stations. There are interchanges for the two lines at Union station and Khalid bin al-Waleed station. Three more metro lines are planned for the future. Find out more about the Dubai Metro here.
The Roads and Transport Authority operates the Dubai bus system. There are 193 bus routes that transport over 30 million people on a weekly basis.
Taxis are a popular way to travel around Dubai. There are government-operated taxis as well as private cab companies within Dubai. The Dubai Transport Corporation uses cream colored taxis. In addition to the cream-colored taxis, there are pink women only taxis.
The Palm Monorail is a driverless system that connects the Palm Jumeirah with the Dubai Marina. There are two stations opened: Gateway Towers and Aquaventure Park. Find out more about the Dubai Monorail here.
Dubai water bus
Water buses are convenient ways to cross the Dubai Creek. There are five different routes available that operate every 15-30 minutes.
The Dubai Tram runs along Al Sufouh Road. The tram has interchanges for the Red Line of the Dubai Metro at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station as well as the Dubai Marina Station. Find out more about the Dubai Tram here.
Abra boats are a popular way to get across the Dubai Creek. There are abras on both the Bur Dubai and Deira side and cost 1 AED per ride.