Is there any surprise that Uber is one of the most popular transportation apps in The UAE? It's probably the most popular app of its kind in the whole world. Even some countries where Uber doesn't or no longer cover know about it. It is one of the first programs of its kind, after all. One of the pioneers of the digital transportation age. But perhaps the reason why it's popular in The UAE is because of its trustworthy and effective network. Users have no problem paying the premium when needed because they know Uber will offer quality service all the way.
While Uber specializes in sleek luxury cars that look fit inside magazines, Careem is all about the big vehicles. Think sedans, SUVs, and other spacious automobiles of their kind. This is the program to use when you have company and you all need to go somewhere together. The best part is, despite the use of luxury cars, rides are still very affordable and won't take a huge toll on your finances. Furthermore, it also specializes in family-friendly cars, with safety measures featured to ensure your little ones remain completely intact throughout the ride.
Of course, perhaps, not everyone affords the price range of what Uber and Careem offer. And for those budget travelers out there, Talixo is for you! Sure, this app still offers up rides in the famous luxury cars you'll more frequently find in the other apps, but they also offer rides in economy class cars that won't break the bank. If you're really strapped for cash and you can't seem to catch a break at hailing a cab off the street, Talixo should be your go-to app. It will not only save you money but a lot of time for traveling too!
Let's go back to luxury. If this is really what you want, even for just the few minutes you're traveling from one place to another, use Blacklane. This is a great alternative to Uber and Careem in that they can offer up seats for up to five people at a time. And no, they won't hire vans either. They're luxury cars all the way, no matter how many the riders are. This is the type of app you'd want to use if you're going to a special event lookin' snazzy and you want your ride to match up to you.
Finally, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority entity actually has its own online program that helps people in the city to get a hold of a taxi. You can just log on to the app, fill in your coordinates, and a taxi will come for you in a jiff. It's perfect for when it's rush hour and you have to battle other people to get a taxi to go home. Also, since most taxi drivers are already professionals on the road, you're guaranteed to be safer too. Not to mention possible get to your destination quicker through their nifty shortcuts!
Don't let The UAE overwhelm you! You can easily travel around with the help of these amazing, easy-to-use apps. The best part? A lot of them make use of modern, sleek, luxury cars that you otherwise would never have ridden in!
But do you know what else is luxurious here? A nice UAE apartment! They make great accommodations so you'd be smart to get one as yours while you're here!