getting around DUBAI TAXI
Dubai Taxi
Updated on 07 January 2017

Taking a taxi in Dubai is cheap, safe and one of the fastest and most popular ways of getting around the city. You can find taxis outside malls, hotels, official taxi ranks, or wave them down in the street. The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) have also introduced an exclusive dispatch service - Hala taxi, with numerous on-board features such as free Wi-Fi, weather reports, news updates and entertainment systems.

Special Services
Taxis with a pink roof are dedicated for ladies and families. Specially equipped vehicles are also available for those with special needs (booked 24 hrs in advance).

Luxury Service:
If you want to travel in luxury, Uber is for you. Uber taxis allow you to use your smartphone to arrange a pickup in a luxury car. By downloading the Uber App and registering your credit card details, you can have a spotlessly clean car pick you up in minutes from anywhere in Dubai.

Tips
Avoid getting into unmarked taxis, not only are they illegal, you could become the victim of a scam.

Try to identify a landmark near your destination and keep Discover Dubai handy so you can check the map.

Tipping the driver isn't mandatory, but as in most places it seems the right thing to do.

BOOKING A TAXI
You can book a taxi by calling the numbers below or using the online booking service at www.etaxi.ae. You can also SMS the taxi rank number to 4774 or use the new Smart Taxi App.

For Dubai Taxi (Red Roof), Ladies and Families (Pink Roof), Special Needs or Hala Taxi (Black Roof), call 04-2080808.

Other Taxis Companies:
Al Arabia Taxi (Green Roof) 04-2855111
Cars Taxi (Blue Roof) 04-2692900
Metro Taxi (Orange Roof) 04-2673222
National Taxi (Yellow Roof) 600-543322.

Smartphone App
Download the RTA's new App 'Smart Taxi' and book a taxi with a shake of your phone. The App will locate your position and send an instant message to the nearest taxi driver. It also allows you to track the taxi's movement and look for the shortest route.

Share this page!
COMMENTS
MORE ON getting around

The easiest way to explore Dubai.

The Dubai Metro is a driverless public transport system linking the main areas of Dubai, and each station is supported by a bus and taxi terminal to help you get to

Dubai has a combination of water taxis and ferries to move people around the city. Dubai Water Taxis are a private service that will come to the station nearest to you

The 5,600 m2 VIP Terminal is Dubai’s new and prestigious gateway for VIP travellers, offering superlative services and connectivity.

There are numerous bus stations located throughout the city, all with Air Conditioned shelters. The main bus terminals are located at Ghubaiba, Gold Souk

For the ultimate night out with friends, or to make a real impression, why not hire a chauffeur driven limousine and arrive in style. A limousine ride in Dubai is a great way to see the city and

FEATURED
A 'must do' when in Dubai.
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over
Unveiled in February 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres high - 320 metres taller than Taipei 101 which held the record since 2004. The Burj Khalifa currently holds seven records, including the highest occupied
Since its opening in December 1999, the Burj Al Arab has been one of the most photographed structures in the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's most luxurious hotel
The UAE is surrounded by two bodies of water, both offering different diving experiences. Dubai is good for shipwrecks, which are home to Barracuda, Snappers and Jacks, with common
Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird's eye view of the untouched desert below.
HAPPENINGS
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
Top things to do in Jumeirah 1,2,3, Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, Palm Jumeirah
Top things to do in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Top things to do in Al Barsha and Barsha Heights
Top things to do in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Emirates Hills and Jebel Ali Village
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
Top things to do in Deira, Garhoud and Al Muteena.
Top things to do in Bur Dubai, Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Jaddaf and Oud Metha
Fun for the whole family.
Other than keeping you connected with those back home.
C'mon, get out of your hotel.
A taste of the Caribbean. 
But only until the end of August.
And you won't be disappointed.
Gather the girls for some pool time fun.
Your little ones will thank you.
So you don't have to just sit around.
A preview of what a holiday here looks like.
Plus, there are deals on F&B.
Pre-sale registrations now open.
Because summer is the best time to be in one.
And the offer is valid until 31st August.
The speed will be a lot better, too.
In celebration of International Yoga Day.
This calls for some summer pampering.
Cool stuff for a hot day.
Your guide to the 'Garden City'.
Renowned and upcoming artists showcase their works.
Who doesn’t love an extra bit of pampering?
Plus, there’s a new attraction.
There's something for all ages.
An all-female performance will take place at DUCTAC in tribute to Italian National Day.
Three of our favourite stand-ups are back by popular demand at The Laughter Factory - with Dominic Holland, Kai Humphries and Addy Van Der Borgh taking equal billing on the May tour.
Did you know that the place where the tango is danced is called ‘milonga’? Find everything there is to know about the passionate dance of tango at the Dubai Tango Festival.
Darts is just as fun to watch as it is to play - especially when world-class rivals are competing and the stakes are high.
The story of Dubai is set to unfold in real time at Saruq Al Hadid, the newly opened museum in Dubai’s historical district
Dubai’s first private museum for contemporary Middle Eastern and international art, Salsali Private Museum, is hosting a six-month exhibition on sculptures.
Prepare for an indulgent evening of food and music. ‘Russian Seasons’ is a gala dinner with cocktail reception.
As part of the ‘World Classical Music Series,’ Dubai welcomes the talented baritone Rodion Pogossov, who has performed around the world and regularly at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
INSTAGRAM
FOLLOW
Discover Dubai
Stay Connected - Drop us your email.