Expats in Dubai praise the best transport system in the world

Published:  7 Feb at 6 PM
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Tagged: Dubai, UAE, Travel Abroad
Whilst living and working in the UAE isn’t always a breeze, expats in general are more than happy with the inexpensive, convenient and ultra-efficient public transport system.

Getting around an unfamiliar city, especially for recent expat arrivals, is almost always a stressful experience, but those lucky enough to land a job in Dubai will find it straightforward and even enjoyable. The combination of a perfectly-planned Metro system, frequent, comfortable buses and a huge range of destinations makes travelling, even to nearby emirates, easy.

Dubai’s metro trains don’t just run between districts and the city centre – they connect all the most popular, largest malls and both terminals at the international airport. Most importantly, they’re also super-cheap to ride as they were built to serve all the emirate’s residents, not just the wealthy. Traffic snarl-ups are no problem once you’re on the Metro, saving workers’ and shoppers’ time and energy and keeping stress to a minimum.

Surprisingly, Dubai’s transportation system isn’t just about getting around the central areas as its buses also link to Abu Dhabi, the beaches of Ajman and the favourite expat hub of Sharjah. Rides take a while, but are comfortable. Finding the right bus is straighforward with the Wojhati app’s clever directions, bus numbers, routes and even advice on when you’ll need to walk.

Dubai’s car-free days are equally enjoyable as it’s easy to get to places you’d like to see via the Dubai Tram or the marine transport offerings joining both banks of the Dubai Canal. Put simply, the emirate’s transport system has the well-earned distinction of being the best anywhere in the world, making expats’ lives simpler and far less stressful without breaking the bank.
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