Dubai has an advanced public transport system featuring buses, taxis, abras, water buses and the Dubai Metro. Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority is responsible for developing solutions for road, land and marine networks to keep pace with Dubai’s emirate’s economic development.
The Dubai Metro, which began in 2009, offers state-of-the-art travel convenience. The metro network comprises two lines: the Red Line and the Green Line, covering different routes and destinations. Metro fares are very reasonable, starting from just AED1.80 per journey. There is also a special cabin for women and children, as well as a silver and gold class travel.
The Metro is a convenient stop just 5 minutes walk from the Dubai Tennis Stadium. The GGICO (Garhoud) stop is on the red line. Tickets are priced between DHS 1.80 to DHS 5.80, there are several ticketing methods available. The Metro operates from 5:50am-midnight, Sunday to Wednesday, from 5:50am to 01:00am on Thursday, from 1:00pm to 01:00am on Friday, and from 5:50am to 00:00pm on Saturday and is a safe and easy way to get around Dubai. Buses are available outside the stations to take you to your destination. For more info please click on this link.
Bus services are operated on a number of routes linking various residential and industrial areas with the two central business districts. Buses are equipped with point to point timetables that provide the waiting passengers with time schedules of the bus services passing through specific bus stops. There are also some Inter-Emirate buses for travel to other UAE cities. Passengers can also obtain bus timetables, fares and connecting services either from bus stops or by calling the toll free phone 800 9090 or by visiting www.rta.ae.
Another way of getting around Dubai is by taxi. Prices for taxis are very reasonable (the meter begins at DHS 3.50, which is approximately 57 pence, or 0.95 USD), and are charged by distance. It's usually fairly easy to catch a cab in the city, otherwise you can call (04) 2080808 and have one come and collect you.
The Water Taxi service, the first of its kind in the region, covers public marine transport stations and berths of some hotels, tourist resorts and marine clubs in Dubai including the Dubai Creek area, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah Open Beach and Dubai Marina through to Jebel Ali, linking coastal hotels with historical areas like Al Fahidi, Al Shindagha and the Old Souk.
The new service is extremely flexible as it is not tied to a specific voyage timetable. Those requiring the service can call RTA’s free number 800 9090 to request for a water-taxi between 10am and 10pm. Tariffs start from AED 50. For further information please go to www.rta.ae.
Park and Ride
All tournament ticket holders can avail of the free Park ‘N Ride service to and from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium throughout the Championships. The service begin two hours before the match timings. You can also choose to arrive by Metro at the GGICO Metro Station in Garhoud and a free shuttle bus is available.
Download your Park n' Ride Map for your trip to the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.