Taxi for one please... part of the Daily City Photo - Theme Day
The sturdy and generally reliable Dubai Taxi. All taxis are the Toyota Camry model. The drivers are usually from Kerala in India or from Pakistan, it appears to be the rule, perhaps the powers that be think that a Keralite is more predisposed to the streets of DXB than others...
Most are very friendly, but like anywhere they can also be new, lost or even rude... Try to have change as they don't always have the right change.
Dubai doesn't have a usual street address system so if you are going somewhere you don't know it helps to have a map or know a near by landmark.
A short journey will cost you about 10dhs (approx US$2.60) and a longer journey all the way across town of approx 30km will be about 50dhs (US$13.50).
Dubai has started to build a metro system, but this will be years away, so for now the only viable mode of public transport for a lot of people is the taxi.
I salute the Dubai Taxi Driver. A Hard Job, Done Well.
Click the links to see the other cities participating in the Taxi Theme Day:
1 (Porto ) -2 (Albuquerque ) -3 (London ) -4 (Seattle, WA (USA) [Kim] ) -5 (Edinburgh ) -6 (Stayton, OR ) -7 (Greenville, SC ) -8 (Budapest ) -9 (Antigua Guatemala ) -10 (Alexandria, VA ) -11 (Manila ) -12 (Twin Cities ) -13 (Szentes ) -14 (Paris ) -15 (Portsmouth ) -16 (Ryde ) -17 (Sydney ) -18 (Oulu ) -19 (Singapore [keropok] ) -20 (Santiago ) -21 (Melbourne, Aust ) -22 (Dubai UAE ) -23 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -24 (Copenhagen ) -25 (Sequim ) -26 (Singapore ) -27 (Tenerife ) -28 (Sharon, CT ) -29 (Tuzla, B&H ) -30 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -31 (Rotterdam ) -32 (Brussels ) -33 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -34 (Aliso Viejo, CA ) -35 (Oshawa, ON, Canada ) -36 (Vantaa, Finland ) -37 (Trier (Germany)) -38 (Newcastle upon Tyne ) -39 (Hong Kong ) -40 (Shang Hai ) -41 (Brussels ) -42 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -43 (Sydney (Nathalie)) -