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Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

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Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

My wife and i will be in dubai from the 23 - 29 September.

Dubai has so much to offer and we would really like to do as much as we can.

What would be best...use metro/taxi/bus or hire a car?

Car rental is quite cheap from the quote we have received thus far +_ R800 AED for the 6 days..includes car rental, excess waiver and garmin.

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1. Re: Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

If you just want to visit places in the city then public transport is fine and easy to use.

If you intend going out of the city to other Emirates then maybe hire a car for that day.

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2. Re: Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

Thanks Latimer

staying at atlantis palms for 1st 3 nights then to golden sands for the next 3

want to go to Abu Dhabi as well

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3. Re: Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

I would never recommend hiring a car to explore the city of Dubai. It's fine if you want to get out of the city but not at all a good idea in the city due to ever changing and confusing road layouts, congestion in the old part of the city, unsafe driving, getting lost (even with GPS). A much better idea to use metro/taxi.

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4. Re: Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

Staying in Atlantis, taxis will be by far your best option

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5. Re: Should i hire a car or use public transport - 6 day trip

I would use taxi within Dubai.

Hiring a car seems cheap but you will not safe much money vs. taxi. Driving around Dubai is not that easy. You will need to get used to the driving style. Also there is a strict 0 alcohol limit. Hence if you plan to go out in the evening you will end up taking a taxi.

To drive to Abu Dhabi you might want to take a rental car.

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