Ideal duration: 7 - 10 days
Currency: Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
Best time: October - April (Winters) (Read More)
Getting around the UAE is an easy work with a pretty good network of roads. One can find a cab easily to travel between the emirates. There are also other options of transportation including coaches, bus, plane and ferry service. One can also hire a car in order to have a smooth and convenient trip.
The inter city air travel is extremely limited to few city routes including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. However, one can board charter flights within the emirates.
The UAE is known for its excellent road network and equally good highways. Taxis are the most convenient way to commute between the cities and towns. While Abu Dhabi and Al Ain have metered taxis, Dubai and other emirates do not, so make sure to negotiate and finalise the fare before travelling. There are also the comparatively inexpensive service taxis but they start the journey only once they are full. The inter-city bus service is quite limited. One will find local municipal bus system running within Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. Hitching rides is not a common practice in the country and is a taboo for women. There is also an option of hiring a car, which can be early arranged at hotels and airports.
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There are few passenger ferry services available at some coastal ports. It runs between Al Ghubaib and Dubai Marina and from Jebel Al Dhanna port to Delma Island in Abu Dhabi. There is also a water taxi service, Abra boats that connects Deira and Dubai. A number of private boats also run to various islands from Abu Dhabi.