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Dubai is the largest and most popular city in United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is a desert which is very well developed. Temperature here is usually high. UAE is a cluster of seven countries. The city is located on the South East coast of Persian Gulf. It is the capital of Emirate of Dubai. Dubai has emerged as a global city and a major business hub of Middle East. Dubai is famous for Burj Khalifa and also for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture with huge skyscrapers standing high and its lively nightlife. Besides Burj Khalifa is the largest mall in Dubai. Then on artificial island stands Atlantis with its tremendous resorts. Desert Safari, Palm Jumeirah are other major attractions of this city. Dubai is well known for its oil reserves and dates one gets here. Popular language is Arabic.
The best way to get into Dubai is via air. Dubai has the metropolis airport of the emirates. Flights land here from all countries. Some popular airports in Dubai are Al Maktoum International Airport that is 32km southwest Dubai in Jebel Ali. Second Airport is Dubai International Airport which is located in Dubai itself. Third airport is Sharjah International Airport which is located in Sharjah. Another airport is Abu Dhabi International Airport.
It is located in Emirates of Abu Dhabi. All the above are international airports.
How to reach Dubai from India?
International Flights like Emirates, Fly Dubai, Spice jet, Air India, Jet Airways, and Indigo, Kuwait take you to Dubai.
One can also take Air Arabia from Sharjah Airport to Dubai which is a domestic flight. Fly Dubai is also one of the domestic flights.
Within UAE, Emirates express runs between Emirate countries and will take you to Dubai.
Travellers can also take metro which connects Jebel Ali to Rashidiya.
There are many ways via which one can travel within Dubai. Metro, bus, taxi or a hired cab are all the options available.
Bus transport is relatively cheaper in Dubai. There are 114 bus routes in Dubai. The bus is available from Airport as well. Bus includes 8 express services, 48 local busses, 31 feeders, 13 central busses, 3 busses to global village and 11 intercity busses.
Dubai’s Metro network is not that complicated. There are 2 lines only. Red and green. Red lines runs from Jebel Ali to Rashidiya. The green line connects with the red lines at 2 stations i.e. Union and Bur Juman. The red line passes through Burj Khalifa, Dubai International Airport, Deira and many other stations.
Taxi is a bit expensive but most convenient option to travel within. Dubai has NOI card concept. Travellers have to just touch their card and go on. The amount will be deducted from the card from where they exit. The card reading machines are at the entry and exit of every metro station and RTA Bus stand.
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