Dubai preview

UAE

It is almost impossible to function without a car in Dubai. Currently very few expatriates use public transport as the buses are crowded and take a long time to reach their destination. In addition, there are many areas which they do not cover. The metro is another option, but there are very few metro stops and getting to the stations requires a car, taxi or bus journey, especially in the warmer months. Taxis are more popular than other public transportation but the cost of several long journeys across the city can make your own transportation a cheap alternative. The climate means that in summer months you won't be able to walk very far, preferring to be encapsulated in your own air-conditioned bubble. You will also find that the city was not designed with pedestrians in mind. Footpaths and footbridges are in short supply and trying to cross the many-lane…