Before starting to the actual presentation of Dubai taxis, we must be clear of the fact, that the role of taxis in any Arabic country is entirely different from how people use taxis in the Western or Intercontinental countries. Dubai taxis, or in fact taxis in the Arabic world, are entirely part of the public transport and their use is as natural as one uses the subway or bus in another culture.
Taxi is Europe or in the United States is highly stereotyped due to the culture, due to the people and due to the better economical conditions as well. Taxis in those countries are generally over-expensive and might carry the danger of not being quick enough to get from one place to the other. When trying Dubai taxis, you will see the difference. Dubai taxis still play a very important role in the transportation of the metropolis.
However, in Arabic countries, the role of taxis is very different. It is the very same in Dubai too. It is a gift of the past and gift of culture that the dealing with taxis is just very different. Taxis, due to the original poorness or the simply less care on public transportation are a very natural way for the locals to use. Taxis have their lines just as a bus has, and although it has no written stations, people know where to wait for them and so they will turn up! Still many people do not use phone when they travel by taxi. They just go to the place where they know taxis make a stop. In many Arabic countries, shared taxi is a very natural thing. It works just as with a small bus with each taxi having its own direction. People inquire with the driver and then get into the taxi in if the route matches with them.
Dubai taxis work similarly, as a remaining tradition, which is still so necessary, as the existing public transportation is not enough to serve the whole city. Most local people has got used to go everywhere by taxi. Dubai taxis are cheap. They do not cost a fortune to travel in, and if one takes a shared taxi, he or she can get a little glance into the local culture.
Being a taxi driver is still quite a useful and good paying job to take. Moreover, in the high traffic, they are mostly the most efficient ones to get from one place to the other. Taxis, just as rented cars give a lot more privacy, so they are also much likely used by women or families, who as Muslims do not like much exposure to the public attention.
So take a chance to ride in the Dubai taxi. Go to the street and see where and how people catch a taxi in Dubai and for sure you will like this way of transportation. Dubai taxis can be found all over the city. However, if you wish, you can also make a phone order of a taxi from your hotel.