Local taxi services are the most convenient method of transportation in Dubai. Buses and abras are also very efficient mode of Dubai transportation. Abras are small boats that ferry passengers across the Dubai Creek, between abra stations in Bastakiya and Baniyas Road. Metro services have been announced to start here in year 2009 and tram services in year 2011.
Dubai transport system is operating bus services on everyday basis approximately in 193 routes. Buses are equipped with latest advanced technologies like voice announcement of the next stop, passengers counting system, bus-positioning system linked with the RTA Control Center, and internal & external display monitors. Taxi services are perfectly complementing the transportation system in Dubai. There is government operated as well as private cab companies with cream colored taxis. National Taxi, Cititaxi and Metro Taxi are the names of few private cab companies.