Travelling by taxi in Dubai turns out to be a comfortable experience. Obvious? Not at all, as large cities just like Dubai are frequently more than chaotic in terms of transports.
In effect, traffic is quite congested at peak times – though the opening of the Dubai Metro and its gradual enlargement of available stops on the several lines throughout Dubai has very positively contributed to lowering traffic congestion – but the taxi service as a whole objectively boasts very good results as far as efficiency and cost-benefit ratio are concerned.
Apart from the fact that there is a huge number of taxis daily operating in Dubai (more than 9,000 units), it has to be said that their rates are based on a different parameter – if compared with the one mostly widespread in Europe – which is not the time spent on board to reach the requested destination but the kilometers covered from point A to point B. Great! As a result, it doesn’t matter in terms of costs whether there is traffic congestion or not, as for the same route one is always paying the same amount! Yes, you have naturally to consider that on peak times the duration of your trip will be higher but be sure that you’ll not pay out one cent more than usual.
Furthermore, taxis are perfectly air conditioned and will concretely contribute to make you forget the hot temperature outside. They are spread on the whole Dubai surface and, apart from some exceptions (such as special events or locations), it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to find a taxi available for you.
On the other hand, an additional service deserves to be mentioned: the Ladies Taxi Service. It was conceived in order to meet the growing mobility requirements from ladies so that they can interact with lady taxi drivers only. According to my personal experience, it’s been a great idea as these professionals are extremely qualified and polite as well. A successful service performed by women and targeted to women.