Getting Around - Internal Travel
Daily flights link Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Flights can be chartered
and there are landing fields throughout the United Arab Emirates.
Passenger and commercial serve all coastal ports. A water taxi crosses
the creek between Dubai and Deira.
There are good roads along the west coast between Abu Dhabi and
Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah; between Sharjah and Dhaid; and
linking Dubai with other Northern States and the interior. Traffic
drives on the right. The speed limit in built-up areas is 60kph
or 38mph and 80 to 100kph or 50 to 63mph elsewhere.
Services link most towns but is limited. Most hotels run their own
bus services to the airport, city center and beach resorts.
Taxi: Available in all cities. In Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain,
urban journey fares are metered. Fares for longer journeys should
be agreed to in advance. There is a small surcharge for air-conditioned
taxis. Most visitors find taxis to be the quickest and most convenient
method of travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.
International car hire companies are based at the airports or hotels.
A passport and either a valid international or national license
Documentation: An International Driving
Permit is advisable although it is not legally required. A local
driving license can be issued if you hold a valid national driving
license. Two photos and a passport are required to issue the license.